Google Pixel and Nexus Family Starts Getting February Android Security Patch

February Android Security Update

As usual, Google has kept up with rolling out the latest Android Security Patch to its devices on the first Monday of the month.

While the update had initially hit the 2015 Google Nexus 6P first, the search engine giant has now made the whole thing available to other Google devices including the latest Pixel and Pixel XL phones as well as the Nexus 6P’s 2015 counterpart – the Nexus 5X.

Users of these phones can also get OTA ZIP files as well as complete system images from the official Google pages. But the best way is to simply sit back and wait for the updates to come via the normal channel – over the air. This means that a notification will be sent to you from Google and right then, you can download and install the latest February Android Security Patch on your phone.

If you happen to choose this OTA notification path, you may have to wait for a few days before the update comes your way. This is not unusual with such updates as they are usually rolled out gradually, which means they don’t get to all devices at once. Nonetheless, it won’t be long before it comes your way, especially since the update is not a major one.

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones will be updated to software version NOF26V, but those on Rogers carrier can expect to see version NOF26W once the update is installed. As for those using the Google Nexus 6P on Verizon Wireless, the software version will jump to NUF26K while the rest of the 6P family will get version N4F26O. The LG Nexus 5X gets software version N4F26O, same as the Pixel C tablet. On the other hand, the Nexus 9 gets N4F26Q while the Nexus Player has version NMF26X.

Android Security Patch

Since not all Motorola Nexus 6 handsets are using the same version of Android Nougat, those on the latest version 7.1.1 will get build number N6F26R while those on the older version 7.0 will get build number NBD91Y. If you are using this phone on AT&T, which is still running version 7.0 of Nougat, the software build number will jump to NBD91Z.

You can check out the official Google Android Security Bulletin page for more details of what the latest update brings to your phone.

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