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Google's August Android security patch now available for Nexus and Pixel devices

Google Nexus 6P flagship and others receive August 2017 Android security patches
Google Nexus 6P
This month's update is based on Android 7.1.2 and Android 7.1.1, depending on the device targeted. In addition to the Pixel and Nexus handsets, the Nexus Player digital media player and the Nexus 9 tablet also got updated.

While waiting for the Android O update to arrive, those using Nexus and Pixel devices get another official set of patches from Google. The Android updates for August target quite a few Google smartphones, phablets, tablets, and even the Nexus Player. Soon, the devices from other brands should get the new firmware as well - or at least some of them.

This is the full list of Google devices that receive this month's security patches:

Downloading the right firmware for one's device might not be as simple as it looks since multiple files are available for the Nexus 6, Pixel, and Pixel XL. 

Pixel and Pixel XL users have firmware for unlocked units, as well as for those on Verizon, Deutsche Telekom, or T-Mobile/Fi carriers/Rogers. There are also two different updates for Nexus 6 models. The Nexus 9 tablet also gets two different updates - one for the WiFi variant, and the other for the LTE model.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08- 8 (Update: 2017-08- 8)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.