It’s a new month, which means it’s time for some new Android security patches.
OTA messaging provides remote control of mobile phones for service and subscription activation, personalization and programming of a new service for mobile operators and telco third parties.
Various standardization bodies were established to help develop, oversee, and manage OTA. More recently, with the new concepts of Wireless Sensor Networks and the Internet of Things, where the networks consist of hundreds or thousands of nodes, OTA is taken to a new direction: for the first time OTA is applied using unlicensed frequency bands (868 MHz, 900 MHz, 2400 MHz) and with low consumption and low data rate transmission using protocols such as 802.15.4 and Zig Bee.
Motorola had announced a list of all the devices that will get the Android 7.0 Nougat update by the end of this year.
Now, some Moto G4 and G4 Plus owners have started receiving Nougat update in India.
The Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus Player will get July security updates based on Android 7.1.2, while the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will get Android 7.1.1-based July security updates.
These updates should start rolling out over the air to devices today, but as with most OTA updates, they could take a few days to hit your Nexus or Pixel device.
A Moto G series owner received a notification for OTA and confirmed with Motorola’s live chat if it was an update and not a soak test.
It looks like the update is rolling out for small number of Moto G4 and G4 Plus users as of now.
If you’re feeling impatient, Google has uploaded both the factory images and full OTA images so that you can sideload them onto your device if that’s something you’re comfortable doing.