Owners of Google Pixel and Nexus devices are getting July security patches for Android
Nokia is the first smartphone to receive the July 6 security update. Pixel and Nexus users can flash a factory image or sidload the OTA for an update right now, or wait for the OTA update to make it available.
A new month has begun and this means that Google has started rolling out its monthly security patches. The July security patch is now available for Pixel and Nexus devices, and users can now flash a factory image or sideload an OTA by clicking here or here, respectively. However, users who are unfamiliar with these methods can only wait for the patch to become available via an OTA update.
However in May the patch fixed a “significant security vulnerability” that could allow remote code to be executed on the affected device through multiple methods. The July patch is more straightforward দুটি with two security patch level strings According to the July Security Bulletin, the two patch-level strings will give its Android partners “flexibility to quickly fix a subset of similar vulnerabilities on all Android devices.”
Interestingly, it should be noted that Nokia may defeat Google for providing July security patches on its devices. NokiaPowerUser reports that the company is launching July security updates on Nokia 6 smartphones in Taiwan and Hong Kong. HMD promised to keep Nokia phones up to date as much as possible and the company seems to be sticking to its word. HMD has promised to update its Nokia devices to Android O when it becomes available.
Speaking of Android O, the beta version of the OS is currently available for Pixel and Nexus users. Although the official rollout of the new OS is not yet known, reports suggest that it may be available for Pixel devices in August.