January security patches roll out for Google Pixel and Nexus devices

April 5, 2022 0 Comments

Google January Update offers two different patch levels to offer Android OEM flexibly

Google has started rolling out a security patch for the month of January. Google says the January security patch fixes 95 vulnerabilities and the OTA update is available for Google Pixel and Nexus devices.

Google has rolled out monthly security updates to patch up security bugs faster than ever before The 95 vulnerabilities listed in the Android Security Bulletin range from medium to complex. The update fixes a serious security vulnerability that could affect remote code on affected devices. Remote code execution can be triggered by methods like email, web browsing and MMS.

Google’s January update is offering two different patch levels to offer Android OEM with flexibility. All Google devices, including the Pixel and Nexus devices, will receive the latest security patches with full fix, while OEMs will release updates with corrections to their own vulnerabilities subsets.

While most users should get the update in the form of an OTA update, Google is releasing factory images of the Pixel and Nexus devices to flash or sideload. Recently, Google Pixel owners have reported issues with their devices, such as audio distortion and battery issues. It’s not clear if these patch updates address these issues, but Google seems committed to timely updates.

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