Google rolling out June Android security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices
In a bid to keep Android secure, every month Google rolls out a security patch for Android. And like every month, Google has started rolling out the security patch for this month as well. The June 2017 security patch has started rolling out to compatible Nexus and Pixel devices.
Google has availed two security patches for Android, one is dated June 1, 2017 and the other is dated June 5, 2017. The first patch contains partial security string which should help Google’s partners to secure their devices quickly, whereas, the second patch contains complete security string and consists of fixes included in the partial string. The second patch is the one which will be rolled out to compatible Nexus and Pixel devices.
The security patch is available for the following devices:
- Pixel – NHG47N, NJH34C, NJH47B, NKG47L
- Pixel XL – NHG47Nv, NJH34C, NJH47B, NKG47L
- Pixel C – N2G47W
- Nexus 6P – N2G47W
- Nexus 5X – N2G47W
- Nexus 6 – N6F27E
- Nexus Player – N2G47X
- Nexus 9 LTE – N4F27E
- Nexus 9 Wi-Fi – N9F27C
The security patch is rolled out over-the-air, however, it take can a week or two for Google to cover all the units. If yo haven’t received the update notification yet, you can check for the update manually by going to Settings > About phone > System update menu.
Alternately, you can download the factory images and OTA files and flash them to your devices if you cannot wait for the OTA. Also, apart from the security patch, Google has included a fix in this update for the freezing issues that the Pixel smartphones are having.
If you are interested in knowing more about these security issues, you can head on here.