Google Releases August Security Patch for Nexus and Pixel Devices

Google Pixel XL - rear view

Google has released the August security patch for all compatible Nexus and Pixel devices. The latest security patch for Android fixes a number of vulnerabilities found in Android’s Media framework and other low-level components offered by MediaTek, Broadcom, and Qualcomm.

Google has once again broken down the security patch into two parts. The security patch dated August 1 patches vulnerabilities found in the framework and libraries, while the full patch dated August 5 patches vulnerabilities found with low-level system components.

The following Pixel and Nexus devices will be receiving the August security patch:

  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 9
  • Pixel C

You should receive the August security update on your compatible Nexus or Pixel device within the next few days. Alternatively, you can also sideload the OTA image manually or flash the full factory image on your handset.

You can find the images for your downloading and installing pleasure over here. And if you want to read more about the August security bulletin, head over to Google’s security bulletin website.

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