You might have heard about Stagefright recently, it’s a relatively new vulnerability discovered in Android that can allow an attacker to gain control of a device remotely by simply sending a video in a MMS message. Google recently confirmed that it was working on a fix which would be deployed soon. Sprint has already released said fix for Galaxy Note 4 and today it’s sending it out for some Nexus and Samsung handsets.
Sprint has listed a new Nexus build LMY48I and today it’s rolling out the Stagefright fix for Nexus 5 and Nexus 6, this update will also be sent out for other Nexus smartphones and tablets but it’s unclear when that will happen.
After releasing the fix for Galaxy Note 4, Sprint is sending it out today for the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and the Galaxy Note Edge. The update only brings this security fix and nothing else.
Updates for all of these devices are being rolled out over-the-air so it might take a while before they’re live for all users across the United States. Given that they’re intended to patch a critical security vulnerability it is obviously advised to jump on this update as soon as it arrives for your device.
|Product Name||Nexus 5||Nexus 6|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2300 mAh||3220 mAh|
|Processor Name||Snapdragon 800||Snapdragon 805|
|Street Price||$195 Google Nexus 5 on Amazon||$349 Google Nexus 6 on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||Google Nexus 5 Full specs and details||Google Nexus 6 Full specs and details|