Google releases May Security Update for Android and Nexus

It’s a new month (how is it May already?) and that means it’s time for Google to have released a new Security Update for the Android platform, with new factory images for the latest Nexus devices in tow. As is usual, these changes primarily relate to bug fixes and security patches rather than any new or exciting features, but we have seen things snuck into these releases before.

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For those who want the full low-down on what exactly has been fixed, the security vulnerability summary from Google’s Android Security Bulletin should give you the information that you need. If its new Nexus factory images that you’re after, these have been uploaded to the Nexus factory images site. If you’re not minded to download and install a full factory image, keep an eye out for an OTA (over the air) update in the next week or so.

These security fixes have been provided to other Android manufacturers as well, which should mean we’ll see security updates released for other popular Android devices in the next few weeks as well … touch wood.

Chris Rowland: @ozcjr Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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