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  1. LordPiggyOfHam's Avatar
    I just got the January 5, 2018 Android security patch this morning. It is build number AAT497. Before that I was on the November 6, 2018 Android security patch level.

    As a point of comparison I had dinner with my business partner and his Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (carrier Bell Canada) is on the November 1, 2017 Android security patch level. Ironically he is the one who told me to get a BlackBerry and not an iPhone because I need something serious for business and he said the iPhone is a toy. I do not play games on my smartphone because I have a PlayStation and a HDTV at home albeit not as much free time as I would like.

    A lot of people complain about BlackBerry and say they will move to another brand. Samsung is the largest Android smartphone brand by volume and their timeliness with updates leaves a lot to be desired. On top of that the DTEK60 was CA$650 at launch and for that price you are getting 2 years of security updates (after the PRIV I do not think and do not expect more than 2 years of security updates). Off the top of my head I cannot think of any other Android device for CA$650/US$499 that is supported for 2 years with security updates.

    Am I 100% satisfied? No. Am I satisfied with what I am getting given the price? Yes. Also if I wanted the latest updates the day they come out, and I wanted to spend the extra money, then I would have gone with the iPhone or Google Pixel.

    Think that should be 'probably' rather than 'may'
    The problems encountered with the December 'fiasco' regarding 'uninstalling, then updating, then reinstalling' various apps/software just to get the update to install, (and BB's reluctance to rectify the problem) signals the end...
    Google offers 2 years support for each OS, yet BB/TCL/BBMo decides it can't be bothered after less than 18 MONTHS....

    Personally think there will be no more updates for either Dteks, but no official announcement (as per usual!!) we will just be left 'guessing' again....
    02-06-18 08:51 PM
  2. white_chapel's Avatar
    After several attempts I was able to close the update notification. But unfortunately this costs the access to the e-mail account of my university. I will try to reinstall it, but yesterday I could not gain access again and the google play service does not show the update hook anymore. Any idea what I can do?
    Many thanks
    Update: I just grabbed my phone after a quiet night and the update came back.

    Update 2: Now I went back to factory settings. For now the upgrade process stopped and my cell says the update of January, 5th is installed.

    Good luck for all of you
    Last edited by white_chapel; 02-08-18 at 01:29 PM.
    02-07-18 01:26 AM
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