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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by markdoc, May 18, 2020.

  1. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    Capture+_2020-05-18-04-46-34.png I saw my phone restarting by itself at 4:45 AM this morning. So when it restarted, I checked what had happened. To my surprise, not only did I get a security update now, but I received another security update on the 13th if this month. And both without asking. I don't know what is going on.
     



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  2. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    I just got 2 more updates yesterday and today without knowing and I was using my phone. How did it update while I was using it without me knowing? Capture+_2020-05-23-13-12-53.png
     
  3. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Just manually checked mine and it did the update for the 23rd.
     
  4. mikedt

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  5. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    But why are we getting all these updates without being asked or even notified?
     
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  6. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    The virus will be a thing of the past, soon, but Google's invasive spying will linger on forever.

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  7. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    At first, I didn't understand what you meant. So I read your link but still didn't know what a COVID19 app was and it wasn't listed on my phone. Then I went back to "Settings" and found a reference to COVID19 under Google. It is a very strange concept to have your phone tell you if you have been close to an infected person. It is completely voluntary, so I really cannot complain but strange. And because it's voluntary, it's really worthless. (I am NOT saying it should be mandatory) Just very, very strange.
     
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  8. mikedt

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    There is a provision in Android for updates to be pushed through, and can't be refused. My Huawei only had this Covid-19 one. In over ten years of using Android devices, I've only seen a mandatory update(without been asked) been used once before, and that was a Samsung Galaxy NOTE7, the phone that was recalled, and the update was to neuter charging. The NOTE7 update was a very important/high priority one, and I guess the Covid-19 updates is considered very important/high priority as well.

    BTW iPhones have got a mandatory Covid-19 notification update as well. As Apple and Google worked together on this.
     
    #8 mikedt, May 27, 2020
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  9. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I believe it is an API was added to Google Play Service, so that voluntary user installed Covid19 notification and tracking apps can work.

    FWIW we have a Covid-19 tracking app in China. While it is voluntary, however if you don't use it and you can't show a green QR-code, it means you can't use public transport, or are refused access to shopping malls, etc.
     
    #9 mikedt, May 27, 2020
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  10. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    The only thing wrong with that is I've gotten 3 forced updates since the 13th and 2 others a few months ago. And I just don't like things being downloaded on my phone without my permission.
     
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  11. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I only had the one Covid-19 update last week that was pushed out by Google. But forced updates can be also pushed by the manufacturer of your phone, and your carrier if you have a locked carrier version phone. I've read several reports on AF of forced updates with carrier version phones in the US, like phones supplied by Verizon. With users howling about it. like "I woke up and found my phone had rebooted with an update. I'm not happy about this!!"

    I have only had this happen once before with an Android device, and that was forced updates for a Samsung Galaxy NOTE7, and those were well publicised at the time.
     
    #11 mikedt, May 27, 2020
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  12. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    Ok, thanks
     
  13. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Unfortunately if you use an Android phone and you use Google Play Services, their alleged invasive spying may happen. You could switch to iPhone, then you got Apple's alleged invasive spying instead. :p

    As I understand with Google's Covid-19 update is an API, it can't spy and track you by itself. It's for use by voluntary, user installed, third-party Covid-19 monitoring and tracking apps.
     
    #13 mikedt, May 27, 2020
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  14. Caryboy60013

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    And that is exactly why I am ARMED EVERYWHERE I GO. NO ONE IS GOUNG TO MAKE ME CARE ABOUT HEALTH AT ALL.
     
  15. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    I just got another non-Android 10 sneak update at 2:52pm. I found it by accident. Does anyone know how to find out what was in it?
     
  16. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    BANG!! You're dead!!

    My trigger finger is quicker than yours.
     
  17. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Last one I'm showing is May 23rd.
     
  18. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    Tmobile June 2020 security update just came out for the V40. Very small file. 39.51 MB
     
  19. miztique

    miztique Lurker

    I got an update earlier today (v20f), for the South African variant. It's the May security patch.
    Still patiently waiting for Android 10. :(
     
  20. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    It all depends on your carrier and where you're located. It seems like Asia gets the updates first. But don't be too sad that you haven't received it yet. It has messed up more than it helped. If you depend on apps that use alarms, you could be in for trouble.
     
  21. miztique

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    Yeah, we're usually pretty delayed with our updates. I really just want native dark mode and fullscreen gestures. I'll keep waiting though; hopefully by the time I get the update, the bugs will be fixed. :D
     
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  22. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    Maybe others will answer also, but one of the things I don't like is the Android 10 Night theme. (Dark theme). The worst part is that you have no control over it, no customization. It's either on or off and some things are easier to read light.
     
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  23. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Check the individual apps, Mark. I've been able to overwrite the dark mode on a few of them.
     
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  24. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    Thanks Pit. That is an issue. But the thing that bothers me the most is the button bar on the bottom. I don't like the hollow buttons and that the bar changes color depending on the app. I'm not sure why because it should bother me that much but it does.
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  25. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    And now another "Security Update". This one is real. I saw my AOD notification go off without a sound at 3:20 am. But I can't find a description about it on my phone. And my phone's preferred update time is 2 to 4:00 pm. This just makes no sense. Capture+_2020-07-04-03-30-42.png
     

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