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March’s security update for Android is here

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We’re only one week into March, and that means a monthly security update is due for Android devices. Google published details regarding March’s security update earlier today with a massive list of patches and other goodies.

This security update is rolling out to the following devices:

  • Nexus 5 (MMB29V)
  • Nexus 5X (MMB29V, MHC19J)
  • Nexus 6 (MMB29V)
  • Nexus 6P (MMB29Q)
  • Nexus 7 2013 (MMB29V)
  • Nexus 9 (MMB29V)
  • Nexus 10 (LMY49H)
  • Pixel C (MXC14G)
  • Nexus Player (MMB29V)

With the exception of the Nexus 10 remaining on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, all of the devices listed above are on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Don’t want to wait for Google to push a software update to your device? Then do things manually. Get the factory images from Google and follow these instructions provided by our Brad Ward. The over-the-air update should be rolling out in the coming days and weeks. Even later, owners of non-Nexus devices should expect to see March’s security update arrive.

Source: Android Open Source Project


About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studying marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.