Nexus Player Gets Android 7.1.2

Over the weekend, a few users have reported a software update on their devices even if they’re not in the beta program. This is Android version 7.1.2 and the factory image has already been posted. Many of the forward-facing changes seem to affect Android on the phone and tablet, but the changes don’t affect TVs.

The more important changes in this update are actually in the security fixes that are part of April. This month’s bulletin includes a number of remote code execution fixes to the MediaServer. Qualcomm firmware has also been patched in areas relating to cryptography and other components. NVIDIA’s cryptography firmware has also seen an update.

You should see the prompt to update on your Nexus Player in the next few days. Having updated software keeps your devices safe from malicious actors and Google’s commitment to improving Android security should make all users safer.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker) Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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