Google Pixel 2 codename Walleye may be on the horizon


Google has just released the May 2017 Android security patches for a number of the company's Pixel and Nexus devices. These devices are Pixel XL, Pixel, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, and Pixel C. The Nexus 6 and 9 will get the latest security patch along with Android version 7.1.1. As per Google's blog post, each and every Google device will get a single OTA update coupled with the May 5, 2017, security patch.

The Android Security update for May will once again provide two security patch level strings that will make it easier for OEMs to fix common vulnerabilities across different Android-based platforms.

As far as when you will receive the Android Security Bulletin if you have an Android device, that will depend on which type of device you own. A year later, it will be the turn of the security patch to no longer be assured.

Well, we can't say this is such a big surprise as this similar timeline is shared by Nexus devices in the past, as well. The security update of May includes fixes for a broad range of vulnerabilities.

In terms of what all is being fixed in the Android Security Bulletin for May 2017, Google made an announcement detailing all of the vulnerabilities we will see addressed. The second string, which is 2017-05-05, will be the complete Android Security Bulletin for May 2017. You do not even have to open up these media files for them to mess up your Android device since issue is with Mediaserver processing those media files. Some of these issues could lead to the complete take over and compromise of the Android device. For those who aren't in the business of sideloading updates, the OTA update should be automatically pushed by Google in the coming days. According to its official support page, there are only one and a half years of guaranteed updates for Android and two and a half years For mobile security updates. If you would rather wait for the over-the-air update to hit your device, you can do that as well.