Search engine giant Google has said that the Nexus security update for April has fixed various Android security vulnerabilities, a media report said. Announcing a list of the security vulnerabilities it has patched in this release, the update includes patches for eight critical bugs, including one that affects the infamous libstagefright library, which has already seen its fair share of well-publicized vulnerabilities, Techcrunch tech website reported. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing endsAlso Read - Apple CEO Tim Cook claims iOS is more secure than Android
Google noted that the most severe of this month’s issues would have allowed remote code execution on an affected device “through multiple methods such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files”.
According to the report, this month’s update is poised to fix nearly 30 known vulnerabilities. Nexus users would see the notification of the update soon.
Google last month released the developer preview of AndroidN. The developer preview is available as an over-the-air (OTA) update via Google s Android beta website.The version is said to run two apps simultaneously side-by-side. This feature was introduced on iOS 9 as well.
Google has also made some improvements to the notifications. On N, there s a new bundled notifications feature, which will let apps put multiple messages on a single notification card. Another new feature will make it easier for users to directly reply to notifications without actually opening the app. The Doze battery-saving feature introduced with Marshmallow is also getting an update.