Four Nokia phones start getting April security patches, Nokia 8 Sirocco starts receiving Android Pie update

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on May 01 2019
Four Nokia phones start getting April security patches, Nokia 8 Sirocco starts receiving Android Pie update
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HMD Global starts rolling out April security patch to four Nokia devices.

The phones include, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 5.1.

Nokia 8 Sirocco starts receiving Android Pie 9.0 update.

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HMD Global has been launching Nokia phones under Google’s Android One programme and, hence, they are entitled to get timely security updates. On these similar lines, a bunch of Nokia phones have started getting the April security patches. Although it’s late to get the latest update, at least the Finnish giant is delivering what it promises at launch events. The Nokia phones which are getting the April Security patch are Nokia 7 Plus(₹ 15999 at flipkart), Nokia 6.1 Plus(₹ 11990 at Tatacliq), Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 5.1.

According to a report, the April security update for the Nokia 7 Plus is 88MB, for the Nokia 6.1 Plus is 61MB, for the Nokia 6.1 is 88.2MB, and the for Nokia 5.1 is 111MB. This April Android Security Bulletin contains details of security vulnerabilities affecting Android devices other than Pixel phone. Google releases a separate report to highlight the changes in Pixel devices. The latest security patch was released on April 3 this year.

According to the Android Security Bulletin, the Android security patch for the month of April resolves a total of 11 issues with vulnerabilities ranging from high to critical. These issues were distributed among general framework, media framework and system sub-heads, Google said. The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in the media framework that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.

Meanwhile, a related report from an Italian media outlet has claimed that the Nokia 8 Sirocco has started receiving the Android Pie 9.0 update. The update (build V4.14B) brings “stability and UI improvements”, as well as the April 2019 security patch. The report adds that the 353MB update is being rolled out in phases. To check whether you have got the update, you can go to Settings > System > System update.

Last month, Google released its Android Security and Privacy 2018 Year In Review report in which it claimed that the overall health of Android ecosystem improved as compared to last year. The tech giant claimed that in the fourth quarter of 2018, 84 percent more devices received a security update as compared to the devices in the same quarter last year.

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