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2017 is upon us and Google has released the January security patch for supported Nexus and Pixel devices. 

According to Google, the Android 7.1.1 Nougat factory images containing the January security patch are now available for download via Google's developers website. The following devices are now eligible for the January security update: Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player and Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi).


What's new with the updates? Well, the most pressing issue was a critical security vulnerability that could enable remote code execution on any affected device via multiple methods, including email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files which this security update has now patched.

Google also noted that it did not receive any reports of any Android user having been affected by any of these newly reported issues that have been patched in the January security update though it's still early days, so we'll see.

The update will come soon enough, but if you're the impatient type, you can flash the factory images.

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