HMD Global has started rolling out the August security patch update for its recently launched Android-powered Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 devices, the same day as Google has released the updates for its Pixel and Nexus devices.
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While this should be the trend, phone makers take their own sweet time to customise the security patches for their devices and deliver the update, but Nokia is making an exception — for the second time in a row.
Last month too, Nokia devices received security patch updates at the same time as Google released them for their devices and that’s impressive.
Security on the internet is important and since Android still possesses a number of vulnerabilities that surface every now and then, it’s extremely important that phone companies take these security patches with utmost seriousness and deliver them to their customers at a lightning fast pace.
Other than Nokia, BlackBerry is also not far behind in the race and releases security patches for its device at around the same time every month — but since BlackBerry is famed for its security, this fact doesn’t come as a surprise.
What’s even more surprising is that Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 aren’t even flagship phones of the brand, rather just budget devices and if anything, this goes to show that HMD is as good as keeping promises as they’re at making them.
While security updates for Nokia 3 are a bit delayed, the last time the device got the update within two weeks of release and the company has stated that it will also be upgraded to Android O, soon after it’s made available — as will be Nokia 6 and Nokia 5.
HMD is rumoured to launch its the flagship Nokia 8 device later this year and it is expected to come with Android O out-of-the-box.