Google has released the monthly Android security update for its Pixel and Nexus handsets. Along with other devices, the update brings several important fixes for Nexus 6P users too.
Those of you using the Nexus 6P, you are most likely to receive an over-the-air (OTA) update notification if you have not received one already.
The Feb 2017 security update is 40MB in size and comes with the build number N4F260, Android Headlines reports. The update is designed to take care of several security vulnerabilities and is divided into two subsets dated Feb 1, 2017, and Feb 2, 2017.
According to NDTV, as many as 36 different security issues are resolved by the two security patch levels. The subset approach allows more “flexibility to more quickly fix a subset of vulnerabilities that are similar across all Android devices,” the company stated.
The now resolved security vulnerabilities include the infamous remote code execution vulnerability in Qualcomm crypto driver, remote code execution vulnerability in Surfaceflinger, remote code execution vulnerability in Mediaserver, remote code execution vulnerability in Qualcomm crypto driver, elevation of privilege vulnerability in kernel file system, elevation of privilege vulnerability in Nvidia GPU driver, elevation of privilege vulnerability in kernel networking subsystem, elevation of privilege vulnerability in Broadcom Wi-Fi driver, and vulnerabilities in Qualcomm components among others, and many more.
Other handsets to have received this February security update patch include the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL that will carry the build number NOF26V. Much like the Nexus 6P, the Nexus 5X will also receive an update with the build number N4F260. The Nexus 6 will also receive the patch in the NBD91Y build whereas the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player will receive the update with the build number N4F26Q and NMF26X respectively.
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The Nexus 6P launched in 2016 and it comes equipped with a 5.7-inch display panel with 2560 x 1440p resolution. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, aided by 3GB of RAM. The battery capacity is 3,450 mAh. Other key specs include a 13MP primary camera, 8MP front camera, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
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