Google started rolling out a new over the air security update for its Nexus and Pixel devices, it is just a part of the monthly Android security update. Google also posted the factory images after this update to manually install them. This update doesn’t come with any visual changes; it fixes lots of internal software issues like framework, libraries and more.

Here is the full list of supported smartphones:

Pixel and Pixel XL

Nexus 6P

Nexus 5X

Nexus 6

Nexus 9 WiFi and LTE

Pixel C

Nexus Player

The Android security fixes a lot of issues at the core software and programming which a consumer won’t see but affects the total performance of the device. If you are into these internal updates and want to know all the updates, then go to the Android Developer page about this update.


The update is sent over the air, once your device is ready, a notification will pop up on your Android tablet or phone. If you haven’t received this update yet then you can install this update manually using the OTA images which Google posted on the website. The full OTA images can be found here and if you are interested in flashing the full firmware including this update on your Nexus or Pixel device.


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