Android people

Yesterday, we reported that an OTA update would be going out to all Nexus devices to fix the recently-discovered Stagefright exploit, which could allow an attacker to gain full control of your Android device simply by sending an infected video through MMS.

Today, it appears that Google has posted updated factory images for seven Nexus devices. Here are links to the update builds, all of which are called LMY48I and are now on the Nexus factory images page:

The 2013 LTE Nexus 7 by ASUS does not have an updated factory image yet, and neither does the Nexus Player: Any device with a build of LMY47V or lower does not have this fix implemented.

Also of note is that the current factory image for the Nexus 6 is not for T-Mobile. Flashing this might cause you to lose WiFi calling capabilities; T-Mobile says that its build is LYZ28J and that it should start rolling out OTA today.

In related news, Google has also taken this opportunity to announce a new update for Nexus devices that will include monthly security patches for three years after release (or 18 months from the last date of sale via the Google Store), and major OTAs for two years from release. This is more generous than Google’s previous policy, which only promised updates for up to 18 months following release. More information on this updated policy can be found in Google’s official Android blog.