Google rolls out July 2018 security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices


Google Pixel is among the best Android smartphones on the market. Last year, Google debuted the second generation of Pixel devices with a lot of new features and changes. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL quickly ranks among the best-selling phones in the smartphone market. Google is expected to launch the third generation Pixel phones later this year to take on Apple’s new iPhone models.

Google has been rolling out new updates to its Pixel phones in an attempt to improve the user experience. Last month, Google confirmed that the company would release the security patch for its Pixel and Nexus phones. True to its words, the biggest search engine on Earth today launches the July 2018 security update for its own devices.

According to Google, the update will hit the Pixel and Nexus devices, bringing in fixes for bugs and glitches found in previous updates. The company claims that the security patch will fix a bug that allows hackers to access your personal information. Besides, the patch includes fixes for over 24 vulnerabilities found in the previous versions.

Google claims that all Pixel devices including the original Pixel phones, Pixel 2 series, and Pixel tablets will get the update. Besides, the security patch will hit select Nexus devices, including Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5P. It remains unknown if other Nexus devices will receive the update or not.

However, tech experts say that Google needs more time to release the security patch on older Nexus mobile devices. Besides, T-Mobile subscribers will receive the update. However, they need to download separate files to install the update. Google confirms that the update will be available as an OTA file in the coming weeks.

Pixel phones were first introduced back in 2016. Google Pixel and Pixel XL were among the best-selling smartphones in 2016. In 2017, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL followed the huge success of their predecessors. Google is believed to launch its first Pixel smartwatches this year to compete with Apple Watch and Samsung Gear S4. The upcoming Pixel smartwatches are expected to come with a number of advanced features and LTE connectivity at launch.

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