Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P and 5X March Android Security Patch is Ready for Download

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Google has released the latest Android security patch for all eligible devices that include the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6 and Nexus 5X as well as the Pixel C and Nexus 9 tablets.

It has been confirmed that the update will be rolling out to Google Nexus 6P this week, but there was no word on when the same will be rolled out to the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X and the two tablets. However, it was obvious that the rest of the Google devices will be joining the Nexus 6P in receiving the same treat this week.

From what it appears, the search engine giant has left out the Nexus Player, but this shouldn’t mean that the device won’t be updated to the latest Android security patch. All Google Pixel and Pixel XL units should be receiving software build number NOF27B, but those on Canada’s Rogers can expect something different (NOF27C).

Since this is an OTA update, not all of these devices will be receiving the update at once. In fact, it might take days or weeks before all Google devices receive the latest March Android security update. But this shouldn’t be anything to worry you for the update will soon be with your device. If this wait seems too long for you, there’s an option to run a manual check and see if the files are available for downloading. This can be done by heading to Settings>About device>System updates.

Google Pixel XL and Nexus 6P

Alternatively, you can also visit these official Google pages for images and OTA files for Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P and the rest of the supported devices. To check out the finer details of what this update brings, Google has already published the accompany security bulletin online.

Since this is a minor update, don’t expect major changes or even new features. Some might be eager to see the newer Android 7.1.2 Nougat come their way, but this update has nothing to do with this version, which is still in beta. We’ll update you when it hits the stable channel, which shouldn’t be long. Stay tuned!

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