March Android Security Update Rolled Out for Nokia 5 and Nokia 6

After recently rolling out the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update to Nokia 6, HMD Global has started to roll out the March Android Security patch for the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 devices. The latest patch has a size of 132MB and is being rolled out in batches throughout the world. Google also started to roll out the March Android Security patch for its Pixel range of devices just a couple of days ago.


The Android update is currently being rolled out in the countries of India, Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka, Malaysia, UK, Hungary, Germany, Philippines, Mexico, Tunisia and Greece as per a report by NokiaPowerUser. The update will be rolled out in other countries within the next few days. Users can check for the new update in their devices by going to Settings> System Updates.

HMD Global has not released any information about the features of latest update till now, other than the March security patch. It can be expected that the update will solve the security issues mentioned in the Android Security Bulletin of March 2018. Apart from that, the update also has a fix for a media framework vulnerability that can allow a remote attacker to rig the Android system by executing some arbitrary codes.

The latest release also shows that HMD Global is really quick to bring the latest updates to its flagship devices. The company released the Android Oreo beta update for the  Nokia 3 last month, which was followed by the Android Oreo 8.1 update for the Nokia 8.

The Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 were released last year, running on Android Nougat out of the box and later received the Android 8.0 update in January this year. The update brought a host of new features like the Picture-in-Picture mode that enables a user to minimize a task window to perform another task simultaneously. It also brought Smart Autofill, improved Notification dots along with the January Android security patch.

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