Nexus 6P Update Brings Performance Improvements and More

Soon after Nexus 5X received a performance update, Google has rolled out a similar update for the Nexus 6P.

The new update for the Huawei Google Nexus 6P deals with performance issues apart from bringing other minor improvements. Google confirmed the new update in a Reddit post and said, “The fixes for this build are similar to the ones mentioned for the 5X.”

Apart from the general device performance, the update will fix the DND next alarm disappearing issue, carrier-specific bug fixes, and also bring connectivity improvements to the Nexus 6P. Google has merged the new performance updates for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P with the March Android security update.

Google earlier this week released Android Security update for the month of March for Nexus devices. The monthly Android security update squashes more than a dozen vulnerabilities on Android including Keyring, a Linux security hole, which according to reports, affected 66 percent of all Android devices. Google said the source code patches for these issues, meant for OEMs and other makers of custom operating systems, will be released to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository over the next 48 hours.

Some of the critical security vulnerabilities that were fixed include holes in Mediaserver and libvpx. If left untreated, these vulnerabilities could be exploited by an attacker to perform remote execution of arbitrary code. Vulnerabilities that elevated privilege in Conscrypt and Qualcomm Performance Component have been fixed, too. One of the major highlights of the security patch was that it fixed the Keyring vulnerability that was found to affect a large number of Linux (including Android) devices.


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