It’s the start of the month, and that means a software update will be rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices to benefit security.
Google’s fixes were started on July 1 and completed on July 5.
Here’s the biggest upgrade for the July 2017 security patch level:
“The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in media framework that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.”
The devices getting a software update for the latest security patch level are the Pixel, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player. But you don’t necessarily have to wait until Google itself release anything. Both factory images and OTA files are live for you do manually download and install. It just won’t be as practical as waiting for an over-the-air software update to arrive and handle itself.
You should expect to see the July 2017 security patch level arrive on your Google-made device in the coming days. Others could be waiting anywhere from a couple of weeks to quite a few months while many will probably never see it. That’s the state of Android. Fortunately, Google is working to alleviate the longtime issue of outdated software on Android devices with Project Treble.
If you notice anything unusual come from the software update, let us know.