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Google Releases March Security Patch for Android Devices

Google Releases March Security Patch for Android Devices

March's Android security patches are now available for Google's Pixel and Nexus devices. A user can update their device using any of these three modes. Now, we have known that the February 2018 security patch update was released in the beginning of last month as is the case every month as Google releases the security patches around the first week of every month.

The March 1 patch fixes 16 issues, with a further 21 being addressed by the March 5 security level.

The new security patch resolves a number of issues and fixes bugs that hinder the performance of a device. Vulnerabilities range from high to critical, with the most severe relating to the media framework and possibly permitting a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code through a "crafted file". And, sticking to its monthly routine, Google has released the Android security patch for the month of March as well.

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The Pixel line-up has a single update build (OPM1.171019.021), whereas the Nexus 6P and 5X will get carrier-dependent builds.

That said, the security patch being rolled out to Pixel 2 smartphones also comes with some functional updates that includes improvements to screen wake performance with fingerprint unlock, audio performance when recording video, and, improved crash reporting. Like always, an OTA (Over the Air) update will also be delivered to users via the on-device System Update feature.