Google announces monthly OTA Nexus security updates

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OTA Nexus security updates to start rolling out on a monthly basis to Nexus handsets, Google announced in a blog post earlier this week.

In a blog post yesterday, Google announced that in addition to the usual platform software updates, it will also begin rolling out monthly security updates for its Nexus devices.

The OTA security updates for Nexus devices program starts August 5th, 2015, and it will patch the following devices: Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, Nexus 10, and Nexus Player. This security update contains fixes for issues in bulletins provided to partners through July 2015, including fixes for the libStageFright issues.

This security patch will also be available to the public via the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Google reminds us that the Nexus devices will continue to receive major software updates for at least 2 years and security patches three years from first availability or a year and a half from last sale of the handset through Google Play Store.

Google is dedicated to keep its Android users safe through a set of security measures, including running a financially rewarding program to motivate security researchers in helping make Android OS more secure.

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