Overshadowed by the 7.1.2 Developer Preview, the February security patch is beginning to rollout. Still on 7.1.1, there are fixes for 35 vulnerabilities, with factory images and OTAs now available for current Pixel and Nexus devices.
For the Pixel and Pixel XL, Rogers notes bug fixes, with devices on that Canadian carrier receiving their own specific build. Verizon lists that this update increases “reliability of sending and receiving calls with the Honda Bluetooth Carkit.”
There are 16 issues resolved in the security patch dated 2017-02-01 and 19 in the 2017-02-05 one. According to Google, the two security patch level strings provide “Android partners with the flexibility to more quickly fix a subset of vulnerabilities that are similar across all Android devices.”
Nexus and Pixel devices will receive the latter patch, while devices from other manufactures, like Sony, will also include OEM-specific fixes.
The vulnerabilities range from moderate to critical, with the most severe possibly enabling remote code execution when browsing, using email, or MMS. As usual, Google notes that there are no reports of customers being affected by these security issues.
- Pixel XL: Android 7.1.1 — NOF26V, NOF26W (Rogers) — Factory Image (2) — OTA (2)
- Pixel: Android 7.1.1 — NOF26V, NOF26W (Rogers) — Factory Image (2) — OTA (2)
- Pixel C: Android 7.1.1 —N4F26O — Factory Image — OTA
- Nexus 6P: Android 7.1.1 —N4F26O, NUF26K (Verizon) — Factory Image (2) — OTA (2)
- Nexus 5X: Android 7.1.1 —N4F26O — Factory Image — OTA
- Nexus 6: Android 7.1.1 — N6F26R, NBD91Y (7.0.0), NBD91Z (ATT) — Factory Image (2) (3) — OTA (2) (3)
- Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi): Android 7.1.1 —N4F26Q — Factory Image — OTA
- Nexus 9 (LTE): Android 7.1.1 —N4F26Q — Factory Image — OTA