These days many smartphone makers concentrate too much on aesthetics and hardware aspects. On the other hand, it ends up with not so efficient software support for the device. What we mean is they don't keep up with the latest monthly software updates and big system upgrades. All we get to see is late security maintenance updates. Same is the case with the hyped Hydrogen One smartphone from Red. Tele-carrier Verizon is currently rolling out the January 2019 Security Patch for Hydrogen One. It is available with version number H1A1000.010ho.01.01.01r.109 and it is based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
The latest software brings a late security patch of December 2018. While we are almost in the mid-February, a more recent security patch of January would have been better. every month we see dozens of security vulnerabilities being detected and fixed by Google. We can hope that the hyped high-end machine keeps up with changing security aspects and manages to fortify itself from bugs. Apart from the security patch of December nothing else of importance comes with the latest update.
The latest January 2019 Security Patch for Hydrogen One is making its move as an airborne update. It will knock into your respective devices gradually. Usually OTAs roll in batches, so you may not see it immediately. You can wait for the update to hit your devices automatically and get notified to install the same. Otherwise, you can search for it manually as well. Go to device Settings > System Update. You can check for the latest update and download it if available. To save the carrier data you can use the Wi-Fi network to install the OTA.
As of now, there are no words on when Android Pie will be out for Hydrogen One. When software patches are two months late, the chances of a system upgrade looks bleak for the time being. However, we can expect Hydrogen Oe to get its step-up to the Pie OS around mid-2019.
So, watch out for the January 2019 Security Patch for Hydrogen One from Verizon. Missing out on security updates is not ideal for your device. Also, if you observe any other updates after updating do let us know in the comments section.