Google has just released the latest Android Security Patch for the month of October. While it is normal for Nexus devices including Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9 to lead the way when it comes to receiving these monthly updates, this month saw the BlackBerry Priv receive the update ahead of the Google-owned phones.
Nonetheless, those using the Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 as well as the Pixel C tablet can now get the OTA updates that contain the latest October Android Security Patch. If you own a Nexus 9 LTE, you will probably have to wait a little longer as this device has not been included in the list. However, those using the Wi-Fi version can get the OTA update as soon as it is available for their devices via an OTA notification.
While the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X are on Android Nougat, the Nexus 6 is still running on Android Marshmallow. As a result, this 2014 handset has a different monthly update as to what Android Nougat-powered Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X have to deal with. Still, it is a good gesture from Google to roll out the latest update to the phone. Other devices that are also part of this latest Android Security Patch are the Pixel C and Nexus Player.
On other matters, Google has recently announced the Pixel and Pixel XL phones, the successors to Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, respectively. These two, unlike the 2015 handsets, are all premium phones that boast flagship hardware specs and features, similar to what Apple has done with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus or what Samsung is doing with its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. As a result of this change, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will also command the same price tags as what these Apple and Samsung handsets command, something that many are eager to see how it affects the search engine giant.