Google rolls out June Security Patch, fixes Pixel’s freezing problem

Google says the two security patch level strings will provide Android partners the ‘flexibility’ to ‘fix a subset of vulnerabilities that are similar across all Android devices’ more quickly

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Highlights

    • Google rolling out June security patch for Pixel/Nexus devices
    • Freezing bug on Pixel phone fixed
    • 21 issues fixed in the security patch dated 2017-06-01

Google has released its monthly security update for Pixel and Nexus devices. The company has started rolling out the security patch via over-the-air (OTA) update for its devices from Monday, June 5, as per a report from Android Police.

According to the report, the search giant has included an important Pixel software fix in this update. A bug that caused some Pixel smartphones randomly freeze has now been supposedly fixed.

Pixel Community Manager, Orrin in a post on Google’s Pixel User Community forum said, “There is a fix included in the June security update that should address many of the freezing issues that have been reported. The update is starting to roll out via OTA today and will continue to roll out over the coming weeks. Freezing and general device performance issues can be caused my many different things, so please continue to update this post with your individual experiences after accepting the June security OTA.”

In a similar report, 9to5Google notes that there are 21 issues fixed in the security patch dated 2017-06-01 and 80 in the 2017-06-05 security patch. The report cites that Google devices will receive the 2017-06-05 security patch, while devices from other smartphone manufacturers will be featuring ‘OEM-specific fixes’ as well.

Google (via 9to5Google) said that the two security patch level strings will provide Android partners the ‘flexibility’ to ‘fix a subset of vulnerabilities that are similar across all Android devices’ more quickly.

Users who want the system images and OTA files can sideload it from developers.google.com/android/images. Similar to last month, there are several builds for Pixel and Nexus devices depending on carriers like Deutsche Telekom, Verizon, T-mobile etc. Here’s the list (via 9to5Google)-

  • Pixel XL: Android 7.1.2 —NHG47N (Verizon), NJH34C (Deutsche Telekom), NJH47B, NKG47L (T-Mobile, Fi carriers, and Rogers)
  • Pixel: Android 7.1.2 —NHG47N (Verizon), NJH34C (Deutsche Telekom), NJH47B, NKG47L (T-Mobile, Fi carriers, and Rogers)
  • Pixel C: Android 7.1.2 —N2G47W
  • Nexus 6P: Android 7.1.2 —N2G47W
  • Nexus 5X: Android 7.1.2 —N2G47W
  • Nexus Player: Android 7.1.2 — N2G47X
  • Nexus 6: Android 7.1.1— N6F27E
  • Nexus 9 (LTE): Android 7.1.1 — N4F27E
  • Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi): Android 7.1.1 — N9F27C