Safety first: The latest Android security update is already rolling out to the Nokia 5 and 6

In March, HMD Global promised to bring monthly security updates to its Nokia Android phones. Given that new security threats are being discovered with astonishing frequency, that was an important commitment. When you consider that Motorola - a much larger company with far greater resources - said that monthly updates were too "difficult" to manage, HMD's approach to security appeared even more impressive.

HMD isn't taking that commitment lightly, either. Yesterday, Google released its August security update, immediately making new system images available for supported Pixel and Nexus devices.

Within hours of the security bulletin being published, HMD began rolling out the new patches to the Nokia 5 and 6 handsets. And this isn't a one-off; last month, HMD pushed the July security update to the Nokia 6 before Google released the patches for its Pixel and Nexus range.

The latest update heading to the Nokia 5 and 6 is around 120MB in size. It's not yet clear when HMD will begin its rollout for the lower-end Nokia 3, but it seems unlikely that owners of that device will have to wait too long.

Next week, HMD will unveil its Android flagship, the Nokia 8. The new range-topper is expected to feature a 5.3-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 64GB of storage, and up to 6GB of RAM.

Source: Android Police

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