The Google November security update for Nexus and Pixel devices begins to roll out.
The security update is available for compatible Google devices via OTA updates, but users can also use factory photos
Google continues to promise monthly security updates for its Android smartphones. Google has announced that it will roll out security patches in November for Android-powered Nexus, Pixel and Pixel C devices. With this update, Google is renaming all devices supported by Google as Google devices instead of Nexus devices.
The November security update offered patches for 47 known vulnerabilities, of which 14 were critical, 23 were high-intensity, and 10 were moderate-intensity. The November Security Update provides complete security up to 5 November whereas another supplementary patch on 6 November offers patches for additional complex vulnerabilities. The security update is available for compatible Google devices via the OTA update, but users can also use factory photos.
Google says the source code patches for this issue will be released to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository in the next 48 hours. With this update, Google is patching a serious vulnerability that can execute remote code on any affected device via email, web browsing or MMS while processing media.
Google says there are no reports of active customer exploitation or abuse of the newly discovered issues. Google Pixel is also getting updates from Verizon on the same day. Security updates for Google Pixel and Pixel XL carry a different build number. Verizon-exclusive Google Pixel and Pixel XL also bring message notifications when connected to the car’s Bluetooth system. It adds Daydream View functionality and adds New Mexico as a state option during WiFi calling setup.
Before downloading the latest update, it is recommended to download the update from OTA channel and backup all data. Readers should also keep in mind that it is best to keep the device fully charged before downloading the update.