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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36 Comments

1. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Amazing how quick Google gets the Android security updates out to their devices, the fastest of any oem.

2. Nopers unregistered

Well.....yeah.

4. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Yeah, faster than other companies. With Android updates as well.

6. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Actually, Nokia 6 got it first

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22209; Member since: May 28, 2014

Sssssshhhh! Don't ruin his fantasy with facts.

9. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I don't think you know what a fact is.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22209; Member since: May 28, 2014

You don't think. That's the problem.

14. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Projection at its finest.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22209; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes, you are projecting. Glad you're admitting it.

17. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You aren't very smart I see. I was referring to you in that comment. How hard is that to understand?

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22209; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're still projecting. You aren't very smart, I see. You keep saying stuff about yourself that's self defeating.

21. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You're still lying. You are the one who continues to come up short in everything. That's what she said.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 22209; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, keep projecting. It's cute.

25. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Keep deflecting, it's funny.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 22209; Member since: May 28, 2014

What's even funnier is that you're deflecting and projecting. But do continue to give me a good chuckle.

29. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

What's even funnier is that you're still going on about this just because you want to have the last word in. Continue to be Ms. Superiority Complex.

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 22209; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, you're showing your hypocrisy again. You're here doing the same thing that you're accusing me of, Ms Megalomania.

33. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You're far more guilty of megalomania than I am. But continue to tell your false narrative.

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 22209; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stop projecting.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22209; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry released their July security patch as well, and at the same time Google has. Awesome. https://crackberry.com/blackberry-begins-rollout-july-android-security-update#u3MAsfXfWxWg376f.97 Great to see OEM's like BlackBerry and Google releasing those monthly security patches as soon as they are readily available.

5. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Google continues to release Android updates for their devices where some OEMs are still stuck on marshmallow with no sign of Nougat to come. Security updates are only half the package. Props to Google for getting updates out quickly. This is why I'm waiting for the next Pixel to replace my current device.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22209; Member since: May 28, 2014

Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!! Confirmed triggered by my comment because I proved you wrong about the speedy security patches, which are better than full OS updates, IMO.

10. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Actually, you were triggered by my initial comment. Why else would you bother commenting and bringing blackberry up even though it's not relevant to the article.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22209; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, stop projecting. I was just posting a fact and you got triggered because I proved you wrong without saying a word to you.

13. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I'm not projecting at all. You were clearly triggered by my initial comment despite what you say. You didn't prove anything other than you trying to indirectly cause a conflict.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22209; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes you are. And you were triggered by my comment because what I posted proved you wrong without my having to say a thing to you. The truth is hurting you so much that you're playing victim role now.

18. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I'm not playing the victim role. You're the one who is crying about something I said just because it was me who said it. Anyone else had said what I said, you wouldn't have been triggered.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22209; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're always playing the victim role, and you're always crying like a little baby because I say the truth, even when I'm not directing my comment towards you. You're so triggered because I posted something that proved you wrong without even responding to you.

22. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I'm not playing the victim role. You're the one who got triggered by comment. You only attacked me just because it was me who said it.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22209; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes you are. You got triggered by my comment because I said the truth, just like you got triggered in the latest BlackBerry article because BlackBerry Mobile owned up to their mistake and promptly presented a solution and didn't blame it on the end user like your deity has done.

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