Google every month releases Android security patch updates. Today they released the security update for the month of July. Google released the patch for its Pixel and Nexus devices and the users will soon be receiving an OTA (Over-the-Air) update. Google has not started rolling out the update yet. However, users can still update their devices using the OTA files or system image files that they have provided on the official Android site.
Bellow is the list of compatible devices that Google has made the security patch for
This new security patch update weighs around 60MB and fixes 11 critical issues, 32 moderate and 94 high rated issues as per the company. The update won’t bring any noticeable changes to your Android smartphone and will only update the security files.
Many Pixel smartphone users reported that they have been facing issues in installing the update via the OTA files or the system image files provided on the official website. Google has stated that they have noticed this problem and are working on a fix. This problem is only coming on the Pixel smartphones and users with other compatible devices can go ahead and download the OTA file or system image file to update their phone until Google officially rolls out the update for its Android operating system.
Meanwhile, it was a surprise to see that the first phone to officially receive the July security patch via OTA was the HMD Global’s Nokia 6. User reports suggest that the update’s size was nearly 150MB and is currently only available in Hong Kong and Taiwan. It is impressive to see that the security patch update was rolled out even before Google’s own Pixel or Nexus devices.