January Android security update is available for Pixel and Nexus devices


Android’s monthly security bulletin is here, bringing update security features to AOSP and new updates for the Pixel line and certain Nexus devices.

These security updates aren’t major updates to devices, but they do patch any potential exploits or vulnerabilities, so you definitely won’t want to skip them.

Google is rolling the updates out over the air to eligible devices, but you can also find factory images for the Pixel and Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P and 5X, Nexus 9, and the Nexus Player. This update is also ready for other OEMs to start rolling out, although that will obviously take some extra time.

If you really can’t wait for the OTA update and want to get things going on your own, don’t worry, we have a guide ready to walk you through it.

source: Android

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About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid and an unhealthy obsession with fixing things that aren't broken. This accidentally led to being the go-to guy for anything more complicated than a toaster, which he considers more of a curse than a blessing. Jared is enrolled in online classes at the University of Phoenix, and spends his spare time on video games and listening to music.