Google has begun rolling out Android security updates for the month of June and these updates will reach Nexus and Pixel smartphone users over-the-air (OTA). The latest update offers a number of bug fixes and security patches on Android Nougat 7.1.2. Also Read - Google Pay will not charge transfer fee from Indian users; Google India clarifies
Considering that Google recently announced Android O Developer Preview update, those signed up for Android O Beta program will not get the security updates. The latest security patch also carries the fix for Pixel users experiencing screen freeze issue. According to a Google employee who posted in the Pixel User Community, the June security patch is said to solve “many of the freezing issues that have been reported.” Also Read - 400 new games coming to Google Stadia cloud gaming platform
“The update is starting to roll out via OTA today and will continue to roll out over the coming weeks. Freezing and general device performance issues can be caused my many different things, so please continue to update this post with your individual experiences after accepting the June security OTA,” he adds further. On the other hand, Canadian users of Pixel and Pixel XL gets VoLTE fix over Roger carrier. ALSO READ: Android Nougat adoption fails to cross 10% ahead of Apple’s iOS 11 launch Also Read - Google Pay to remove payments on web app, adds fee on instant money transfers
As 9to5Google reports, over 21 issues are resolved in the security patch dated 2017-06-01 and 80 issues by the one released in 2017-06-05. The company notes that the two patches concentrated towards security offer “Android partners with the flexibility to more quickly fix a subset of vulnerabilities that are similar across all Android devices.”
The list of compatible devices for the latest update includes Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9. Factory and OTA image of security patches for the updates are available and can be downloaded online. We recommend users to back up their date before proceeding to run update installation.