The changelog published by Verizon does not reveal the presence of security patch, but Google has reported that the latest update comes with Android Security Update for November. It is noteworthy to point out that Google has already rolled it out to Samsung flagships such as the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge. It was highly anticipated that the tech giant would soon roll it out to its personal lineup of smartphones.
Google also revealed that the new security patch addresses a total of 21 vulnerabilities. Among the number of security threats, two were the critical ones while 11 were highly severe. You can check out all the vulnerabilities that were tackled by Google by clicking on this link. In addition to security patch, the latest update for Pixel enables the device for handling the upcoming Google Daydream View launch. The Daydream View is all set to go official on November 10.
Sticking to the schedule announced by Verizon, Google has simultaneously rolled out the update to all of its Pixel devices along with carrier version. Verizon earlier declared that its versions of the Pixel would get updates at the corresponding time as Google’s. The first update seems well on schedule, and we can expect Verizon and Google to keep it in sync with the upcoming updates too.
With the latest update, Google Pixels and older Nexus devices such as the Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, and the Nexus 5X have also got new version-based (security patch) factory images that allow users to restore the original version of firmware. You can download the factory images from Google’s official API page, which will restore your Nexus or Pixel device to original factory firmware. However, by downloading the binary images, you might lose your saved data. It would be best if you take a backup before going forward for restoring factory firmware on Nexus or Google Pixel