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Google Publishes Android’s Security Bulletin Details for October 2017

Right on schedule, Google has published their new Android Security Bulletin during the first work week of the new month. Last month's security patches for Android came with fixes for the Blueborne Bluetooth attack vector and this month comes with a slew of vulnerability patches as well. Just like we've seen in other months as...

Android Security Bulletin Released for August 2017; Security Update Rolling Out to Supported Google Devices

Habitually right on schedule, Google has released the Android Security Bulletin for this month along with updated security patches for recently discovered vulnerabilities. This month's security update includes fixes for a wide range of vulnerabilities ranging from critical to low vulnerability levels Google has again provided two security patch level strings to make it easier for...

Android Security Bulletin Released for July 2017; OTAs Start Rolling out to Pixels and Supported Nexus Devices

It's that time of the month again: Google has just released Android monthly security bulletin for the month of July along with updated security patches for recently discovered vulnerabilities. The update includes fixes for a wide range of vulnerabilities, the severity levels of which range from critical to low. There are again two security patch strings...

HMD’s Nokia 6 is already getting the July Security Update

Just last week we informed our readers that the Nokia 6 is coming to the U.S. by this month. Since its release in Asian countries, HMD Global did an outstanding job at delivering system updates. The company is continuing its this trend, as the device is already receiving the July security patch. Unlike many other...

Android Security Bulletin Released for June 2017; Update Starts Rolling out to Pixels and Supported Nexus Devices

Right on schedule, Google has released Android monthly security bulletin for the month of June along with updated security patches for recently discovered vulnerabilities. This month's security bulletin includes fixes for a wide range of vulnerabilities ranging from critical to low levels. Google has again provided two security patch strings to make it easier for OEMs...

Android Security Bulletin Released for May 2017; Security Update Rolling Out to Supported Pixel and Nexus Devices

Right on schedule, Google has released the Android Security Bulletin for this month along with updated security patches for recently discovered vulnerabilities. This month's security update includes fixes for a wide range of vulnerabilities ranging from critical to low vulnerability levels Google has again provided two security patch level strings to make it easier for OEMs...

Android 7.1.2 Factory Images and OTAs as well as April Security Update Now Available for Supported Devices

Google has been very diligent in keeping its word as far as security updates for its supported Pixel and Nexus devices are concerned. This time around, not only do we get factory images and OTA zips for the April Security update, Google is also throwing in separate Android 7.1.2 Nougat builds (with the new security...

Android Security Bulletin Released For March 2017

Right on schedule, Google has released the Android Security Bulletin for this month along with updated security patches for recently discovered vulnerabilities. This month's security update includes fixes for 60 vulnerabilities, the severity levels of which range from critical to low. Google has again provided two security patch level strings to make it easier for OEMs to...

Google Nexus 6 finally receives official Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Last month, Google promised to release an official build of Android 7.1 Nougat for all supported devices, save for one: the Nexus 6. We learned that Android 7.1 would be delayed for this phone due to some unspecified bugs the company needed to hammer out at the last minute, but we should expect to see...

Android Security Update for January 2017 Released for Supported Devices

Another month, another Android Security Update. Google has actively been taking steps to find and disclose security issues during their monthly Android Security Bulletins. The current situation in the world of Android security, at least from Google's end, is a lot better than before such bulletins were released. Right on time, the security patch for January 2017...

Android Security Update for November 2016 Released for Supported Devices

Google made a promise of providing monthly security updates, and so far, the company has kept its word. If you have a supported device, be it Nexus or Pixel, you will receive the latest in terms of security patches against exploits and vulnerabilities, and it remains in the best interest of the end user to...

Google Publishes End-of-Life Dates for Guaranteed Nexus Support

One of the major reasons why Android enthusiasts opt to purchase a Nexus device are the guaranteed updates. At its Google I/O conference way back in 2011, Google initially tried to get its partners to provide software updates for their devices for at least 18 months. While many devices unfortunately received the cold shoulder when it...
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