Google rolls out October Android security patch to Nexus devices (and the Pixel C)

Google rolls out October Android security patch to Nexus devices (and the Pixel C)
One of the recognized benefits of running a Nexus is the promptness of software updates, which extends to security patches. Today, Google has begun to roll out its October Security Bulletin for Nexus devices running Android Nougat and Marshmallow, along with the Pixel C tablet. 

Security updates may not offer the new features and noticeable performance enhancements that we all enjoy. Nevertheless, they are an important part of the Android diet. In this month's edition, Google has patched a sum total of 31 different vulnerabilities, many of which are deemed either 'high' or 'critical' on the severity scale. 

The update is en route to the Pixel C (build NRD91D), Nexus 5X (NRD90W), Nexus 6P (NBD90X), Nexus 9 Wi-Fi (NRD91D) and Nexus Player (NRD91D) through Android Nougat. Meanwhile, Marshmallow builds for the Nexus 5 (M4B30X) and Nexus 6 (MOB31H) are also on their way out. 

The bulletin should reach your device over-the-air very soon it hasn't already. Should you wish to take a more proactive stance and apply the update immediately -- not a bad move given the numerous security fixes -- you can do so by hitting the source link below and grabbing the requisite factory image for your device. 

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3 Comments

1. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

31 vulnerabilities patched in just a month, many are high or critical in severity... It's nice to see Google so active in providing a safe platform... Though I have to wonder when are they going to fix the bug that kills battery life with the Nexus 6P?

2. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Every updates causes the phone to cripple. Only idiots update their phones.

3. Subie

Posts: 2321; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

This is a security update. So your suggesting only idiots want a more secure phone...

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