It’s the first week of September, and as usual, Google has availed Android’s security update for this month. As always, Nexus devices will be the first ones to receive this security update. However, this time the security update is available for Marshmallow and the latest version of Android i.e., Nougat.
For the first time ever, Google had included two security patches in its July security update. However, this time Google has included three security patches in its September security update for Android. This is done to make it much more simpler for manufacturers to release the update to their smartphones.
“This bulletin has three security patch level strings to provide Android partners with the flexibility to move more quickly to fix a subset of vulnerabilities that are similar across all Android devices.” said Google. The three security patches included in the update are dated September 1, September 5 and September 6.
- 2016-09-01: Partial security patch level string. This security patch level string indicates that all issues associated with 2016-09-01 (and all previous security patch level strings) are addressed.
- 2016-09-05: Partial security patch level string. This security patch level string indicates that all issues associated with 2016-09-01 and 2016-09-05 (and all previous security patch level strings) are addressed.
- 2016-09-06: Complete security patch level string, which addresses issues that were discovered after partners were notified of most issues in this bulletin. This security patch level string indicates that all issues associated with 2016-09-01, 2016-09-05, and 2016-09-06 (and all previous security patch level strings) are addressed.
This security update is for Nexus devices running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 Nougat. The update will be rolled out over the air, however, as is the case with Google, they love taking their own good time to cover all the devices. Hence, you can download the factory images or sideload the OTA files on your Nexus device if you can’t wait. Also, you can head on to the Source link below if you want to take a detailed look at Google’s September security bulletin.