For those who have Nexus devices, the July Security Update for Android is now rolling out via an OTA update. The update, 2 of them this month, were released last week on July 6th along with factory images and OTA images that users could flash to their devices manually. With Google now pushing the updates out to Nexus devices, users will get the update as they usually do each month. If you recall, this month’s update was split into two parts. The first update, dated July 1st, was more a general fix for Android while the one dated July 6th was more driver specific updates for specific devices. Google’s stated intent was to get the first update out so all of their partners could update their devices quickly without having to wade through driver tests for things their their devices just don’t use.
The update is rolling out for the following devices:
- Nexus 5X
- Nexus 6
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus 7 (2013)
- Nexus 9
- Pixel C
You should see a notification that the update is available to download over the course of the next few days on your Nexus device. Once you do, you can download the sub-20MB install and get your device on the latest-and-greatest version of Android. In my case, all three of my devices running Marshmallow (Nexus 6P, Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 9) all got the update late yesterday.
For those interested, you can get all the details on what was addressed in this month’s update on the Android Security site.