Google launches July Android security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices

Google launches July Android security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices
Following the company’s usual schedule, Google has confirmed that the July 2018 Android security patch is rolling out starting today to various Pixel and Nexus smartphones, with the patch itself bringing a total of eight fixes for “critical” vulnerabilities, one of which is associated with the ability to allow remote code execution that is found in WLAN components.

In addition to these major updates, Google has also patched up 24 extra vulnerabilities that were listed as a “high” security threat, covering bugs that allow some software to access private information, be it intentionally or not, without the need for input from the user. Also, 26 fixes were made to “moderate” security flaws.

In regards to which specific smartphones will gain access to the new update, both the original Google Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as the Pixel 2 series and the Pixel C tablet are eligible for the patch, while the Nexus 6P from Huawei and LG’s Nexus 5X will also receive the software. Presently, those interested in the update can download the files directly from the official website, although it’s worth pointing out that T-Mobile users with either the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL are required to download separate files due to the fact that the two smartphones on the network will also receive a fix for unstable Wi-Fi connections with a number of routers. Alternatively, in order to avoid the hassle of a manual installation, users can simply wait for the OTA rollout which should happen over the course of the next few weeks.

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Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS Android 10
Pixel C
  • Display 10.2 inches 1800 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra X1 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Pixel
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2770 mAh
  • OS Android 10
Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 11
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0 inches 2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3520 mAh
  • OS Android 11
Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Nexus 5X
  • Display 5.2 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo

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