Android OTA Stories June 6, 2016

June security patch for Nexus devices rolling out, factory images and OTAs now available

Last month, Google renamed its monthly advisories for Nexus devices to the Android Security Bulletin and began listing vulnerabilities that apply to the entire ecosystem. June’s patch includes 21 vulnerabilities rated from moderate to critical that apply to all Nexus devices.

Android OTA Stories May 10, 2016

Starting with the Android N Developer Preview, Google began posting OTA images for devices in the program. It is faster than waiting for a staged roll out and less complicated than flashing a factory image that completely wipes data. Google has now posted (via Android Police) OTA images for all devices currently receiving monthly updates.

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Android OTA Stories May 2, 2016

Renamed Android Security Bulletin now lists vulnerabilities for all devices, May security patch for Nexus rolling out

Like last month’s, the May security patch for Nexus devices is full of fixes across the board. This month’s bulletin includes several procedural changes that expand the security bulletin to list vulnerabilities for all Android devices.

Android OTA Stories April 4, 2016

April security patch for Nexus devices rolling out, factory images now available

While last month’s security patch for Nexus devices also included performance and stability fixes for the Nexus 5X, April’s update is full of fixes across the board. A majority are rated critical or high and this update includes a fix for a Linux security issue that caused Google to issue a mid-cycle patch last month.

Android OTA Stories March 17, 2016

Small OTA update rolling out to Android N devices, new factory images available

Update: It appears that the new builds are only for the Nexus 5X, 6P, and Nexus 9.

Last week, Google announced the Android N Developer Preview. Major preview versions will come every 4-6 weeks, but the company has just released a small OTA update to devices running Android N.

Android OTA Stories March 7, 2016

Google has posted the new factory images featuring the March security patch for Nexus devices. The images are still based on Android 6.0.1, so it’s highly likely to just be security fixes. Like last month, there’s also a new factory image for the Pixel C.

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