January Android Nexus Security Updates Factory Images are Live

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  1. dgstorm

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    The most recent Nexus factory images with the January Android security update are now available to download. This is Version number MMB29S for the Nexus 5, 6, and 9 (Wi-Fi and LTE). Also included is the MMB29O for the Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi and LTE), build MMB29P which is the latest version available for the Nexus 5X and 6P, and the new MMB29T update for the Nexus Player.

    The update addresses 5 that are classed as critical, 5 moderately severe problems and 2 of high importance. These security patches are still based on Android 6.0.1, so that hasn't changed. For those who want to grab it manually, just hit up the link above. Otherwise, you can be on the lookout for the OTA to hit your corresponding device within the next couple weeks.
     
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    Nice. These security updates are coming in often.
     
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    I wonder how many of these security updates are really updates.

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    Huh?

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    They say they are finding all these security flaws and pushing updates for them. But I'm curious as to how many of the issues are actual security issues requiring updates and how much of it is just placebo effect....

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    They offer a bounty on security flaws anyone can find. You find & report an exploit, you get paid.

    Can't imagine they'd issue OTA updates monthly as a placebo. Seems like quite a bit of effort for nothing.

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    No way they would waste their time with a placebo update. Bandwidth alone will cost them serious cash.
     
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