Monday , December 10 2018 Ausdroid » News » Google launches Android security update for May with OTA and Images now available for supported devices

It’s the first Monday of the month, so that means that Google has released the latest monthly security update and the OTA and Images are now available to download for supported devices.

The updates of course come in two versions – the 1st of May for manufacturers and the 5th of May for Google’s supported hardware which includes the Nexus 5x, Nexus 6P (not yet available, should be here shortly), Pixel C and of course the Pixel/Pixel XL and Pixel 2/Pixel XL. Over The Air update files are available to download, as are the flashable Images if you need to get those.

  • Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL – 8.1.0 (OPM2.171019.029.B1, May 2018)
  • Pixel/Pixel XL – 8.1.0 (OPM4.171019.016.B1, May 2018)
  • Nexus 6P – Not yet available
  • Nexus 5X – 8.1.0 (OPM4.171019.016.A1, May 2018)
  • Pixel C – 8.1.0 (OPM4.171019.016.C1, May 2018)

Google has been including functional updates for their devices in the monthly security updates for a while, and this month those include:

References Category Improvements Devices
A-68840121 Performance Improve Multitouch Detection All
A-72851087 Power Adjust Pixel XL charging behavior Pixel XL

If you’re willing to wait, the OTA update should be pushed to your supported device shortly, if not you can head over to the OTA or Factory Images page on the Google Developers site and download them now.

Source: Google May Security Bulletin.
Via: Google May Pixel Bulletin.

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Essential PH-1 has the update too


Just got the Nexus 5X updated right now through System Update. Download size is 49MB.

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