Samsung has released April 2018 Android security patch to its mid-range smartphone Galaxy J3(2017) a day before. Now Google has started rolling out the April Android security update for its compatible Pixel and Nexus devices. The list of devices are Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Pixel C tablet. Update brings 56 “functional updates” and specific updates for pixel devices. Updates are available in the form of factory images and OTA ZIP files in addition to rolling out its presence via an over-the-air (OTA) package.
Google has released the April Android security update in two security patch levels, dated 2018-04-01 and 2018-04-05. Security patch levels address various system-level vulnerabilities, ranging from high to critical. As per the Android Security Bulletin for the month of April, the most severe of the issues spotted by the Android team is a critical security vulnerability in media framework that could let a remote attacker silently execute arbitrary code using a “specially crafted file”. Google claims that there are no reports of active customer exploitation or abuse of the newly reported issues.
April Android security update brings a bunch of improvements specific to Pixel devices. Improvements such as microvideo performance in Google Camera, lock screen performance, start time logging, modem stability, general connectivity for all Pixel smartphone models. Update also brings some improvements over battery performance of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices.