Google releases August security update for supported Pixel and Nexus devices

August 7th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

Since it’s the first Monday of the month, today gets the honor of being the day on which Google has released the latest Android security patches. As always, the company pushes these directly to the Pixel and Nexus devices it still supports, while third party Android device makers will hopefully update their handsets in due course.

The August security update is split in two levels unsurprisingly, August 1 and August 5. The former contains most of the patches, while the latter fixes some low-level kernel exploits. Nexuses and Pixels always get everything, while for other devices their…

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