Nokia 6 first to get July security update, patch yet to be released on Google's Pixel devices

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Nokia 6 first to get July security update, patch yet to be released on Google's Pixel devices

HMD Global, the current manufacturer of Nokia handsets, is serious about delivering timely updates to its smartphones. The Android security update for July 2017 is now rolling out OTA for Nokia 6 units across Taiwan and Hong Kong. 

Weighing in at 149MB, the new firmware brings the latest fixes for security vulnerabilities found on the Android platform. It's interesting to note that at the time of writing, the patch is not even out yet for Google's own Pixel flagships, nor is it present on the Android Security Bulletin. 

Nokia 6 first to get July security update, patch yet to be released on Google's Pixel devices

If you don't happen to be too familiar with the Nokia 6, this is largely due to it being available only in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong at the moment. Some of the most notable features of this mid-range device include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 16MP rear camera, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset. HMD has said that it will introduce the handset to more markets in the near future, with an estimated price tag of about €229 ($229 for the US). 

The manufacturer is touting that its new Android-powered Nokia phones come with a very clean version of Android and on-time software updates. HMD is also promising that every smartphone it produces will get the latest software updates for a minimum of two years, which means that the Nokia 35, and 6 are bound to get a fast upgrade to the upcoming Android O. 

Do you consider these prompt updates as a big incentive to buy a Nokia smartphone in the future? Let us know in the comments!

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