Google has released an update for the Android 7.0 Nougat. There is also an update for the Android 7.1 Nougat for Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. That comes as the latest software and security update for Nexus phones and tablets.
Google made some very important changes when it comes to the updates this year. The company promised that they would be releasing updates each month. Those would contain the latest security patches and fixes for bugs, and the latest tweaks. The frequent updates are a way to guarantee protection against security threats.
The November update was out by November 7th. Those became available on all the Nexus devices. Each software update is geared towards closing or taking care of security risks that could range from 20 to 30 at a time. The one for November is believed to be the one with the biggest changes so far. On top of the security patches and fixed, the update also includes support for the DayDream VR.
The Android 7.0 Nougat update is meant for the Nexus 5X, 6, 6P, and 9. In the past months Google did not offer updates for the Pixel C tablet, but it seems that the new one is available for it this time.
Google has offered several means that users can get the updates. The first would be through over the air notifications. Owners can also download the Factory Image which would contain all the files needed.
In Security Bulletin that was published on November 7, 2016, Android published details of the security vulnerabilities that they were seeking to address. There were several issues, but the most critical one can lead to a remote code execution on a device that has been affected. The device can be affected through email, browsing, and MMS when handling files.
Nexus 6P Battery Issues Caused by Update
There were reports Nexus 6Ps developing battery issues after the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The affected devices stopped working altogether and can only be turned back on when it is plugged indirectly to a power source. A user has even posted a video of the problem on YouTube.
Two fixes have been suggested for the problem so far. The first one is to downgrade to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow or to the Android 7.1 Nougat that would bring in a lot of software enhancements to the Nexus 6P.