Android June security update fixes screen freezing issue for Nexus, Pixel smartphones

Do you have a Pixel or Pixel XL that's suffering from freezing issues?

The list of compatible devices for the latest update includes Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9.

Hackers and security experts are also able to earn financial rewards through Google's Patch Rewards Program and Vulnerability Research Grants Program, which launched in 2015.

The June security update to the Android mobile operating system includes a fix to a problem that has been causing the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones to randomly freeze, Google said yesterday. This update brings a number of bug fixes and security patches, the most notable one being a fix for Pixel users experiencing the sporadic freezing issue since sometime. Google says this update should address that problem. The update should arrive on with differing builds depending on which carriers users are on.

In recent times, Google has been pretty active in making Android secure. If it doesn't, Google will have to make sure that this bug is taken care of. Cyber-security firm Check Point stated that almost a dozen malicious apps were downloaded between 4.5 million and 18.5 million times from the Play Store. According to recent reports, Google is working on three second-generation Pixel devices that the company will likely announce this fall, and more details on its upcoming products are expected to follow shortly.

So, do not delay and get this app soon on your Nexus or Pixel device to enjoy its unique features. The report also noted that the Pixel line of smartphones was a massive hit, but due to supply constraints, the search giant might have tapped LG. From Bluetooth pairing issues, to connectivity issues, Google is addressing every issue at its own pace.

An unnamed insider reportedly told The Investor, "Google is seeking a new partner for the phone's stable supply". Aside from the Nexus and Pixel phones, the app can also run on Huawei Ascend Mate 2 although not officially yet.

  • Carolyn Briggs