Google Details December Security Update
Dec 7, 2015, 3:15 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Google today released a security patch for Android devices to resolve 16 different issues. Google said it alerted its handset partners about the vulnerabilities on Nov. 2 and will make a new build of Android containing the patch available to AOSP within the next few days. Concurrently, Google will push the security patch to Nexus-branded handsets and tablets. Google said one of the vulnerabilities could lead to remote code execution via media files and is thus considered critical. To date, however, none of the vulnerabilities have been exploited. The security update will be delivered to Nexus devices over the air in the days ahead.
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5.2" display FHD+ resolution
Snapdragon 808 processor 2 GB RAM
2,700 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC, Fingerprint Reader