1. anon(123856)'s Avatar
    I'm running Nougat Beta 7.1.2 on my 5X and still haven't seen the February security patch. Why does Google hold them back for Beta users?
    03-06-2017 04:33 PM
  2. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    I'm running Nougat Beta 7.1.2 on my 5X and still haven't seen the February security patch. Why does Google hold them back for Beta users?
    Google doesn't issue the security patches for the betas. The security will be updated when the next beta hits
    03-06-2017 05:29 PM
  3. anon(123856)'s Avatar
    Yeah that's what I figured. Anyone know why though? I assume there must be a technical reason. Thanks.
    03-06-2017 05:33 PM
  4. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    Yeah that's what I figured. Anyone know why though? I assume there must be a technical reason. Thanks.
    I don't think they ever really said. I was in the 7.0 nougat beta last summer and they just included security patches about 2 weeks after with a new build.
    03-06-2017 05:36 PM
  5. Aquila's Avatar
    They're on an update schedule more similar to chrome os, roughly every six weeks.
    03-06-2017 05:40 PM
  6. anon(123856)'s Avatar
    OK. Thanks to both of you for the replies.
    Rocketsaucev2 likes this.
    03-07-2017 05:44 AM
  7. LeoRex's Avatar
    Yeah that's what I figured. Anyone know why though? I assume there must be a technical reason. Thanks.
    Ease of support.

    The mainline branch, which is 7.1.1 at the moment, is stable. The only changes getting into that branch are those in the monthly security postings. So testing can be focused on the changes in those updates. The beta branch, on the other hand, is a pretty dynamic beastie... there are merges and commits all over the place and keeping that working AND merging in changes for the security updates is a pretty big drain on resources.

    So Google releases the beta with a relatively up to date security patch level and then leaves it until the next beta build gets cut some point down the road.
    anon(123856) likes this.
    03-07-2017 12:00 PM
  8. Aquila's Avatar
    Ease of support.

    The mainline branch, which is 7.1.1 at the moment, is stable. The only changes getting into that branch are those in the monthly security postings. So testing can be focused on the changes in those updates. The beta branch, on the other hand, is a pretty dynamic beastie... there are merges and commits all over the place and keeping that working AND merging in changes for the security updates is a pretty big drain on resources.

    So Google releases the beta with a relatively up to date security patch level and then leaves it until the next beta build gets cut some point down the road.
    Which is scheduled generally every six weeks.
    anon(123856) likes this.
    03-07-2017 01:35 PM
  9. anon(123856)'s Avatar
    Ease of support.

    The mainline branch, which is 7.1.1 at the moment, is stable. The only changes getting into that branch are those in the monthly security postings. So testing can be focused on the changes in those updates. The beta branch, on the other hand, is a pretty dynamic beastie... there are merges and commits all over the place and keeping that working AND merging in changes for the security updates is a pretty big drain on resources.

    So Google releases the beta with a relatively up to date security patch level and then leaves it until the next beta build gets cut some point down the road.
    I was thinking it was something along those lines. Thanks for the explanation.
    03-07-2017 02:27 PM

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