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August security update goes live for Pixel and Nexus devices

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August security update goes live for Pixel and Nexus devices

A bit later than expected, Google released the factory images and OTA files for the August security patch for compatible Pixel and Nexus devices.

Along with the download files, Google published the security bulletin that sheds light on the what's changed. As usual, the update comprises of two security patch level strings to provide Google's Android partners with enough time to fix any vulnerabilities that are similar across all Android devices.

The vulnerabilities found and fixed in this update have grouped in three sections: framework, libraries, and media framework. The most severe issue belongs to the latter category, as the critical security vulnerability in media framework “could enable a remote attacker using a specially built file to execute code within the context of a privileged process.”

Note that Google will push the August security update to the following devices: Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 LTE and Wi-Fi models, as well as Nexus Player.

Those who own any of the above devices can wait for the OTA to arrive or they can manually flash the factory images released by Google earlier today.

source: Google (1, 2, 3)

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posted on 07 Aug 2017, 18:33

1. Flash (Posts: 1423; Member since: 19 May 2017)


A bit later, but no one tops Google when it comes to Android updates and monthly security updates for Android.

posted on 07 Aug 2017, 21:04 1

2. joey_sfb (Posts: 6600; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


The main reason to go for a Google phone. Security and stability. Just wish that could be a bit for more aggressive in marketing their phone worldwide.

I still have to depend on eBay to buy their phone.

posted on 07 Aug 2017, 22:31

3. maple_mak (Posts: 904; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Hope Nokia flagship can achieve fast update like Pixel phone, whenever some country can't buy Pixel with warranty at their own country.

posted on 07 Aug 2017, 22:32

4. joey_sfb (Posts: 6600; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


That's my hope as well.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 00:02

5. maka1ne (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Oct 2014)


My Nokia 5 already has the August security update probably same time as the pixel

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 05:34

7. meanestgenius (Posts: 16598; Member since: 28 May 2014)


The Nokia 5 and 6 have the August security patch, and at the same time Google released it for their Nexus and Pixel devices, so I don't see a problem with them doing the same for their upcoming flagships.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 08:59

8. Flash (Posts: 1423; Member since: 19 May 2017)


They're not Google, so I seriously doubt it.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 10:49

11. meanestgenius (Posts: 16598; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Stop it. BlackBerry isn't "Google" either, but that hasn't stopped them from being serious about security. You're being ridiculous now.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 11:17

12. Flash (Posts: 1423; Member since: 19 May 2017)


I never said anything about blackberry being Google. What the heck are you whining about now? You're being ridiculous with your constant whining and crying.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 13:25

14. meanestgenius (Posts: 16598; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I never said that you did. Learn to read. But you did say that "They're not Google", referring to Nokia and speedy security patches, and I proved that's a ridiculous thing to say using BlackBerry as an example. Get over your idiocy and ridiculousness and learn to comprehend what's been typed by others. And stop crying every time you get proved wrong. You should be used to that by now.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 18:06

16. Flash (Posts: 1423; Member since: 19 May 2017)


So why did you even bother to bring it up? You wouldn't have said it if you weren't thinking it. You should be used to being crushed by me each and every time you step up against me.

You are proving that you are triggered by anything I say regardless what I say.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 18:41

18. meanestgenius (Posts: 16598; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Obviously to prove a point that went way over your teeny tiny head. But you should be used to me dragging you around the comments section and destroying you with facts until you run away like a whipped puppy.

You are proving that I triggered you with facts and common sense, like I always do.

posted on 09 Aug 2017, 08:06

20. Flash (Posts: 1423; Member since: 19 May 2017)


The only teeny tiny thing here is your member, which explains why you are so bumburned all the time. You don't do anything and we both know that you don't shut up until you get the last word in.

Except you don't exhibit neither.

posted on 09 Aug 2017, 09:30

22. meanestgenius (Posts: 16598; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Why are you so fascinated with my wang, dude? You're really starting to make me feel uncomfortable with the way you keep imagining what it looks like. All of this dragging I do to you in the comments section is having the reverse desired effect on you. Now stop that and stop being such a grouchy, complaining idiot because I force you to run away from our little confrontations every time like the coward you are.

Stop projecting.

posted on 4 days ago, 23:04

24. Flash (Posts: 1423; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Please, you don't do anything other than be a blackberry shill who's constantly triggered by what I say especially when it pertains to that bald headed loser.

And get over yourself. We both know that you're completely microscopic and that's what she said.

posted on 4 days ago, 00:10

26. meanestgenius (Posts: 16598; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Stop projecting, inbred trolling Apple shill. And get off darkk, already. You cling to his sack like a leech starving for blood.

Lol, no, your mom certainly didn't say that. Quite the opposite, actually.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 05:32

6. meanestgenius (Posts: 16598; Member since: 28 May 2014)


http://nokiamob.net/2017/08/07/android-august-update-available-for-nokia-5-and-6/

Nokia pushed out this security patch at the same time as Google did. Kudos Nokia, for sticking to your word on speedy monthly security patches.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 09:02

9. Flash (Posts: 1423; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Since this article is about Google and the best Android phones on the market, not Nokia, I'm giving them props for staying on top of the security updates. Same time doesn't top consistency.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 10:47

10. meanestgenius (Posts: 16598; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Props can and should be given to ANY OEM that's staying on top of monthly security patches. To think otherwise is ridiculous. Nokia has *consistently* stayed on top of the speedy monthly security patches since they released their Android offerings via HMD.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 11:18

13. Flash (Posts: 1423; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Who are you to tell me who to give props to? Last time I checked, I don't have to answer to anything you say, so get over it. You're just mad because I said something you security and it got you triggered.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 13:26

15. meanestgenius (Posts: 16598; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Lol, all I see is you crying because I made a fool out of you with facts once again.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 18:07

17. Flash (Posts: 1423; Member since: 19 May 2017)


I see that you are cowering just because I told you, with authority btw, that I don't have to prove anything nor answer to your bs demands.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 18:42

19. meanestgenius (Posts: 16598; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! You have all the authority of a newt, which is to say that you have no authority at all. Now stop being so triggered because I posted common sense, something that isn't so common with you.

posted on 09 Aug 2017, 08:07

21. Flash (Posts: 1423; Member since: 19 May 2017)


You first before you bust an vein trying to think. You were cowering. No need to deny it.

posted on 09 Aug 2017, 09:31

23. meanestgenius (Posts: 16598; Member since: 28 May 2014)


You're still projecting.

posted on 4 days ago, 23:21

25. Flash (Posts: 1423; Member since: 19 May 2017)


You're still assuming with emphasis on the first three letters.

posted on 4 days ago, 00:11

27. meanestgenius (Posts: 16598; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I'll admit, when it comes to dealing with you and the rest of you inbred trolling idiots, I'm a compete @$$hole, and I love it.

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