Google Rolling Out April Security Update for Pixel, Nexus Devices Based on Android 7.1.1 & 7.1.2

By Rida | Apr 04, 2017 10:09 AM EDT

Google, the Android OS tech giant is rolling out the new firmware update to its devices launched last year along with the Nexus devices. The update is released for the devices currently running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and the newly launched Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS.  The company has released both the factory images and OTA files for the specific list of devices from Google and Nexus.

According to Android Authority, the new firmware update accompanies April security patch,  fixes for at least eight 'critical' issues. The company states that out of the eight critical issues, the biggest issue is the one that could allow hackers to enable remote code execution on an affected device through multiple methods such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files. The company also claims that it has seen no examples of any of these issues being exploited out in the wild.

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The list of Google Pixel and Nexus devices based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat for which the April security patch update with file name has been released and it contains Google Pixel XL (NOF27D), Google Pixel (NOF27D), Nexus 6P (N4F26U), LTE Nexus 9 (N4F26X), Nexus 5X (N4F26U), Nexus 6 (N6F26Y), and Wi-Fi Nexus 9 (N4F26X).

In addition, the  list of factory images that are live for the Pixel and Nexus devices based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat includes Google Pixel XL (N2G47E), Google Pixel XL Deutsche Telekom (N2G47J), Google Pixel (N2G47E), Google Pixel Deutsche Telekom (N2G47J), Google Pixel C (N2G47D), Nexus 6P (N2G47H), Nexus 5X (N2G47F), and Nexus Player (N2G47H)

It is reported that owners of the above-listed smartphones shall wait for the firmware update to hit the devices via OTA. The company has also started rolling out the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update for the Nexus C and Nexus Player owners via over-the-air (OTA). Stay tuned for more updates.

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