Google Dishes Details on March Security Update for Android

Posted by at 7:55 am on March 7, 2017

Google has released some information about its March 2017 security patches for Android devices.

The patches plug a significant number of security holes that threaten all Android devices. Google found dozens of vulnerabilities, of which it classified 10 as critical, or able to remotely execute code. Google is pushing two separate patches to cover these vulnerabilities, one dated March 1 and the second dated March 5.

As always, Google is pushing the patches directly to Nexus- and Pixel-branded devices first, and has already provided factory images for download. Google’s handsets will receive both patches in a single download. Google said that, as far as it is aware, none of these security holes have been exploited for nefarious purposes.

Google has already given the patches to its OEM partners. It will be up to individual hardware makers to offer the patches to their own devices.

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