A new month means a new security update from Google. As the company just announced, Nexus Android devices now have access to the update which patches up a number of security vulnerabilities and problems.
Google is now addressing some of the loopholes on its Nexus Android units through its April security update. According to the company, the update features patches that fix several vulnerabilities including the infamous stagefright library. In the previous months, Android has been the subject of security concerns following reports of bugs that can potentially put users’ information on Android-run devices at risk. Google has been addressing the matter with several software releases.
According to the Google’s bulletin post, they already notified partners about the issues in the new bulleting around two weeks ago. Likewise, interested parties can also access the source code patches via Android Open Source Project in next 48 hours.
“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,” Google announced on its Android site.
“The most severe of these issues is a Critical security vulnerability that could enable remote code execution on an affected device through multiple methods such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files,” Google added in its bulletin regarding the new update.
According to Tech Crunch, many of the fixes included in the update were for problems reported around between late 2015 and February 2016. All in all, the April security update will be addressing around 30 known vulnerabilities. Nexus owners should receive notification about the update soon. Several manufacturers have also been following Google’s footsteps in releasing regular security updates.