The start of February means that Google has started pushing out Android 6.0.1 security update to Nexus devices. According to reports, factory images have been posted and are ready. Devices in line to receive the security update include: Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus Player, Nexus 9 (WiFi and LTE), Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013, WiFi and Mobile), and Nexus 10.
According to Android’s official post: “We have released a security update to Nexus devices through an over-the-air (OTA) update as part of our Android Security Bulletin Monthly Release process. The Nexus firmware images have also been released to the Google Developer site.”
“Builds LMY49G or later and Android M with Security Patch Level of February 1, 2016 or later address these issues. Refer to the Nexus documentation for instructions on how to check the security patch level.”
According to Android, it has notified partners already about issues posted in the bulletin last January 4, 2016 or earlier. Users can also expect the source code patches to be available via the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) for next 48 hours starting February 1. They can refer to the bulletin for any revisions and available AOSP links.
Android also singled out the much talked about Critical security vulnerability that allows remote code execution of devices through MMS, web surfing, email and processing of media files. Furthermore, it has identified Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Broadcom’s WiFi driver as a critical concern because it allows remote code execution should the device and attacker be linked in the same network.
Nexus devices are not the only ones receiving something related to the Android 6.0.1 update. Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge users now have access to the update. According to SamMobile, the update is available to Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920S model and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925S model.