(Factory and OTA Images Download) The first Android security update of 2018 arriving on the Nexus and Pixel devices

Jesse Han   2018.01.02 6:28   Jesse Han  

To perfectly celebrate the new year, new Android security update is now starting. This is the first update of 2018 for Nexus and Pixel devices, Google has rolled out new firmware in the last hours. The update based on Android 8.1 Oreo will introduce the latest January 2018 security patches.

At the start of each month, the Mountain View will send out a new security update for Android to remedy newly discovered vulnerabilities in the operating system. At this month, the most critical vulnerability is one related to the media framework which let an attacker execute arbitrary code on a device with a special file. Of course, apart from it, the security bulletin relating to the latest patches speaks of 20 resolved vulnerabilities.

The new update make exploiting of Android more difficult because of the innovations. Therefore, Google encourages users to update to the latest Android version as soon as possible. Of course, if you are not a Nexus or Pixel user, you have to wait until manufacturer provide the update.

As I mentioned, the new security update is now available for Nexus and Pixel devices, it will automatically arrive through the OTA for all compatible devices in the coming days. As always, if you don’t want to wait, both the factory images and OTA files are already available on Google’s developer site.

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