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.
It is the first of the month which means it is time for the monthly Android Security Bulletin to be released along with updated images for Nexus devices. The June update is now on the Android Developer site in the factory images while OTA updates to Nexus devices will begin in short order. Google has also released the full bulletin for the update, outlining all of the things that were addressed in the update. In all there were 21 security updates in the release, six of which were considered critical in nature. Google points out in the bulletin that no known exploitation of the issues are known but they are addressing them anyway to keep users safe and secure.
Google has made a small but important update to the Android Developer site that brings the OTA images of the latest updates to Android Marshmallow for Nexus devices which can be downloaded. Before now, Google has had the full images of updates available for Nexus owners to update their devices but it required a full install and subsequent reset of their devices. Now developers and users who like to flash their devices manually can do just the OTA update instead of having to do a full reset of their device.
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