Google Rolls Out April security update for Android

Google has just pushed the roll out button for Android’s April security patch. As always, Google is very much active to provide security patches to Android devices. As part of that they provides some essential security patches and updates on almost all months. This is the time for April security update, it already started rolling out to Android users.

Fixes in this update : 

  • Exploitation for many issues on Android is made more difficult by enhancements in newer versions of the Android platform. We encourage all users to update to the latest version of Android where possible.
  • The Android Security team is actively monitoring for abuse with Verify Apps and SafetyNet, which will warn the user about detected potentially harmful applications about to be installed. Device rooting tools are prohibited within Google Play. To protect users who install applications from outside of Google Play, Verify Apps is enabled by default and will warn users about known rooting applications. Verify Apps attempts to identify and block installation of known malicious applications that exploit a privilege escalation vulnerability. If such an application has already been installed, Verify Apps will notify the user and attempt to remove any such applications.
  • As appropriate, Google Hangouts and Messenger applications do not automatically pass media to processes such as mediaserver.

List of devices which are going to receive the update :

  1. Nexus 5 (MMB29X)
  2. Nexus 5X (MHC19Q)
  3. Nexus 6 (MMB29X)
  4. Nexus 6P (MHC19Q)
  5. Nexus 7 2013 WiFi (MOB30D)
  6. Nexus 7 2013 LTE (MMB29X)
  7. Nexus 9 WiFi (MOB30D)
  8. Nexus 9 LTE (MMB29X)
  9. Nexus 10 (LMY49J)
  10. Nexus Player (MOB30D)

Anyway grab the update now.

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