Saturday , April 29 2017

Google releases January security update for Android – patches for Nexus/Pixel devices now available.

As expected, Google has today released the January security update for Android, with patches released for Android and updates for Pixel and Nexus devices now available.

As with previous releases there’s two levels of patches available, with a January 1st patch and January 5th patch available, with the January 5th patch the most comprehensive. The list of Common Vulnerability and Exposures are listed on the Android Security blog with the Jan 1st patch including patches for 1 critical, 10 high and 3 moderate vulnerabilities while the Jan 5th patch includes all these as well as an additional 9 critical, 17 high and 9 moderate vulnerabilities.

Over on the Factory Images for Nexus and Pixel Devices page, Google has released patches for their own devices including the Pixel devices (yes the Pixel C too) and the rest of the still supported Nexus devices which includes the Nexus 5X, 6P, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. The Nexus 6 is still supported, but there doesn’t appear to be a factory image available for this model as yet.

If you’re in a hurry you can flash your Nexus/Pixel with the Factory Image, or use the provided OTA or you can just wait for the Jan 5th patch to roll out via OTA in the next few days.

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Daniel Tyson   Editor at large

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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  • Todd

    Can confirm Telstra aren’t blocking the update this time. Just checked for the OTA update on my Pixel and it’s downloading now (on Boost mobile)

  • chris

    Well I am still waiting for the December patch on my N6, just did an update check and nope nothing new for me still… something is wrong with the N6

    • Phil

      You didn’t join the Android beta group by any chance did you?

      • Chris

        No did not

  • Dean Rosolen

    I’m guessing the Nexus 6 will get Android 7.1.1 with the January patches and Google’s just running some final checks on their end before deploying the update.

    • chris

      Is out now

  • RB

    And blackberry. My update came through yesterday.

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