February just rolled in, and that means the monthly Android security updates are not far behind. In fact, the update is here already, and we now see new factory images posted for numerous Nexus brand devices. Google has been committed to plugging security holes in the Android operating system, and these monthly updates go a long way to helping out in that area.
We have confirmed that new and updated factory images posted for these devices – the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus Player, Nexus 9 (WiFi and LTE), Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013, WiFi and Mobile), the Nexus 10, and even the Pixel C gets an update as well. This will take Android Marshmallow to version 6.0.1, build number MMB29Q.
The official blog post of Google announced that this update plugs ten security holes – five of them listed as “critical”, which is worse type of vulnerability there is. Included in the patch are fixes for vulnerabilities related to the Android Mediaserver. This component, which deals with media interpretation, has been at the center of numerous vulnerabilities, including the popular Stagefright exploits.
If the factory images have been posted, then we can assure you that the over-the-air (OTA) updates should not be far behind. If you want to flash an updated factory image, you can check out the download link below.