February’s Android Security Update Goes Live With Factory Images for Nexus, Pixel

Google just posted the Android security update for February 2017 and the files are already live for a number of devices.

So far, we are seeing 7.1.1 files for Pixel and Pixel XL (NOF26V, NOF26W), Pixel C (N4F26O), Nexus 6P (N4F26O, NUF26K), Nexus 5X (N4F26O), Nexus 6 (N6F26R), Nexus Player (NMF26X), and Nexus 9 (N4F26Q). The Nexus 6 also got new 7.0.0 builds of NBD91Y and NBD91Z. (more…)

Motorola Provides Details for Which Devices Will See Nougat

Motorola published a complete list of devices that will see Nougat at some point, with fifteen devices making the cut at this time. As you might expect, newer devices like the Moto Z and DROID Turbo 2 are listed, but others that could also be labeled as new, such as the Moto G (2015), are absent from the list.

Other notables included are the Nexus 6, DROID Maxx 2, Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen), and the 4th Gen lineup of the Moto G. It should also be noted that no Moto E devices are listed here.  (more…)

October’s Android Security Update is Rolling Out (Updated: Nexus 6 Nougat!)

Google is pushing out October’s Android security update (at least we’re assuming that’s what this is; Edit: Yep, it is!) to Nexus devices today and has done so by already publishing both factory image and OTA .zip files. This is the second security patch for Nougat and that means new Android 7.0 builds for a few devices. The security bulletin should be up soon as well (Edit: It is!).  (more…)

Google’s WiFi Assistant Seems to be Rolling Out to Non-Project Fi Nexus Devices Today

Project Fi’s exclusive WiFi Assistant feature that has allowed Nexus owners to automatically connect securely to open WiFi networks appears to be rolling out to non-Fi Nexus owners at the moment. Google first announced WiFi Assistant for all Nexus phones back in August, suggesting that we would start seeing it within the “next few weeks.” It looks like we made it there.  (more…)