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Google rolls out April security update

Google Nexus 6 by Motorola gets April security update, next to other devices
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The new update fixes 6 critical issues and 13 high priority ones, hitting Google Nexus devices first, as usual.

Although the April security update for Google Android was already spotted online, now the patch is finally official. However, Samsung and Verizon pushed the code to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge flagships already at the end of last month. Now, the Nexus devices are the ones to get it before the others receive the update as well.

The list of devices to receive the April security update via OTA includes the following: Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 7 (2013 WiFi and LTE), Nexus 9 (WiFi and LTE), Nexus 10, the Nexus Player, and - at last - the Pixel C. The patch takes care of 6 critical issues and 13 vulnerabilities that have been classified as "high priority" problems.

The factory images are already up for download, and the OTA update has also begun to roll out. As usual, Google partners were already notified about the issues described in the bulletin back in March. Now that the factory images are out and the source code patches will hit the Android Open Source Project repository by the end of the week, the new firmware from phone makers and carriers should begin to arrive soon as well.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04- 5 (Update: 2016-04- 5)