It’s a new month and all Android users know what this means – it’s again time for another monthly update, this time for the month of January.
Dated January 5th, the latest Android Security Patch is now rolling out for those using a flurry of Google devices. These include the new Google Pixel phones, the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, Nexus 9 as well as Nexus 6, Nexus Player and Android One devices.
Like many other security patches, the latest version comes in with a bunch of bug fixes and solutions to vulnerabilities that would have otherwise compromised the devices, including the newer Google Pixel phones.
Google rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat to all of its supported devices back in August and up to now, only Google Nexus 6 has yet to receive the newer Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Nonetheless, the update still takes care of this 2014 Motorola-made Nexus phone. Google has the update in two phases – one dated January 1st and another dated January 5th, however, it is the latter version that has all the updates in the package.
While many users of Google Pixel phones, Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X would have loved to know that this update takes care of the one disturbing issue about this phones, Google hasn’t been bold enough to highlight the matter in this bulletin. This is perhaps tied to the fact that the search engine giant has already distanced itself from the bootloop issue facing the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, saying that it has nothing to do with its software.
Whether or not the latest update will help alleviate the battery issues being faced by Google Pixel, Google Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X users is still unknown. But we sure should be able to know this immediately this update starts working on compatible devices.
If you haven’t yet received the OTA notification, don’t worry, it’s coming your way sooner than you expect.
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