Nokia 6.1 gets new update with security improvements

Nokia 6.1 gets new update with security improvements
HMD Global, the current manufacturer of Nokia handsets, has a reputation for releasing timely software upgrades to its smartphones. It looks like the company isn't planning on resting on its laurels, as it recently rolled out a new software upgrade to its Nokia 6.1 model.

The update in question brings the latest Android Security patch (September). It weighs in at 81.7MB and has currently been spotted reaching Nokia 6.1 devices in Germany, India, and the UAE. One of the important fixes included in the update addresses a critical security vulnerability in Media framework that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code.

Nokia 6.1 gets new update with security improvements

Users in other markets have yet to report about the appearence of the update, but it's likely that a broader rollout should commence soon. You can check for it manually by going to Settings > Other > Software Update. As always, make sure that your phone is sufficiently charged and connected to a Wi-Fi network before proceeding with the patch.


via NPU

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13 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21325; Member since: May 28, 2014

HMD has been pretty consistent with the updating of their Nokia branded smartphones, whether it be OS or monthly security updates. And, while this security patch for September is arriving later than usual, it’s still great to see HMD remaining true to their word about providing great software support like this. This is an where area they put a lot of other Android OEM’s to shame.

2. kakudiego

Posts: 123; Member since: May 21, 2014

updating now... but i think that my Nokia 6.1 will not see android pie in 2018, this update coming but the o the month show that the Nokia 6.1 will be one of the latest to see Pie (lets hope im wrong!)

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21325; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think it will get it this year, as it's part of Googles Android One program. It will probably receive it after the Nokia 7 Plus, as it's slated be the first of HMD's current Nokia lineup to receive it.

4. Venom

Posts: 2965; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It will see pie. It's on Android One, so updates are a given up to a certain point. Although the Essential phone already has Pie AND the monthly security update.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21325; Member since: May 28, 2014

What does Essential have to with this article? And for the record, it's a whole lot easier to update one phone (which is probably all that the company will produce since it's doubtful that Essential will even be around next year, unfortunately) than it is to update many, and HMD has been doing a fantastic job updating the many.

8. Venom

Posts: 2965; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It was just a tidbit to prove that the Pixel phones weren't the only ones who were already on Pie. Number of devices they have to upgrade is irrelevant, so don't try to move the goalpost again.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21325; Member since: May 28, 2014

You mean it was a tidbit that you felt you’d use to troll the article. And yes, the number of devices do affect the speed at which updates are disseminated, but don’t let the facts ruin ruin your fiction.

11. Venom

Posts: 2965; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You are getting defensive. I merely pointed out a fact. No need to get so personal about it.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21325; Member since: May 28, 2014

Actually, it’s you that’s getting defensive because I pointed out the truth about what you’re doing. No need to take that so personal.

5. Venom

Posts: 2965; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

A little late to the party. Good to see that Nokia is pushing those security updates out. Hopefully this is just a one time thing because the Essential phone and the Pixel phones are already updated iirc.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21325; Member since: May 28, 2014

Pixels being updated isn't a great feat, since it's literally the smartphone line of the owners of the OS, lol. Essential only has one phone to update, do the least they can do is keep it updated.

10. Venom

Posts: 2965; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Essentially you're just trying to move the goalpost back again, right? What's the next excuse going to be?

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21325; Member since: May 28, 2014

Essentially, you’re just trying to change the facts to suit your false narrative. What’s the next excuse fabrication going to be?

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