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Nokia 5 gets September security patch even before Google Pixel smartphones

One of the Google Pixel’s main selling points is the early and regular arrival of Android updates, including monthly maintenance updates for security. 

However, the first device to be updated to Google’s security bulletin for the month of September is not a Pixel or Nexus device.

Instead, the first to get the security patch is a midrange smartphone, the Nokia 5 made by HMD Global. The OTA update will occupy about 140MB of storage, though the Nokia 5 remains on 7.1.1.

In addition to this, the Nokia 5 being updated very promptly, there’s a high likelihood that Google will take a bit more time with the Pixel and Pixel XL’s September updates since the August update brought Android Oreo 8.0.

The update that follows a major update like this is likely to be significant since a major update is likely to have arrived with a number of bugs and inconsistencies.

HMD has also promised that it will update its Nokia phones to Android 8 as soon as possible.

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