Google releases July security update for Pixel and Nexus devices


Ironically, Google is not the first company to provide the monthly security patch for its smartphones. We reported earlier today that Nokia 6 is one of the first handsets to get the July security patch before Google could release a similar update for its Nexus and Pixel lineups.

Well, at least it didn't take too long for the search giant to start the roll-out of the July security update. If you own a Nexus or Pixel device, then the update should arrive OTA (over the air) in the next few days. However, if you don't want to wait, then you can always download the factory images or OTA files and flash them on your device.

The July security update is now available for download for the following devices: Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player. Also, make sure that you download the file specifically built for your carrier (if you own the Pixel or Pixel XL).

According to Google, the most important issue patched in this update concerns a critical security vulnerability in media framework, which “could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.”

For the rest of the issues that have been addressed in the July security update, you can hit the source link below.

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