+ Friday October 18th, 2019

The monthly security update bulletin for Android has just been released, and with it the OTA files for supported Pixel devices.

Google is rolling out the April Security fix for Android, with both factory image and OTA files ready to be downloaded from their respective Google Devices software pages. Along with various framework and system security fixes there are also the usual Qualcomm component security fixes. No users have been affected by the vulnerabilities found this month with no direct fixes for the Pixel phones included in the security fixes.

This month’s update brings several Pixel functional fixes including:

A-119823747 A-120135659AssistantImproves Voice-Unlocking performance for Google AssistantPixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-122883482SetupAdjust Wi-Fi connectivity during eSIM activation on certain carriersPixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-119109648BluetoothImproves Bluetooth connectivity on Pixel devicesPixel, Pixel XL
A-119327025DisplayRemoves screen flash when ambient display wakes for some Pixel 3
Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL

Factory images and OTA images are ready for download with all based on Android 9.0. Those receiving this month’s security update includes the below phones with their respective download links

If you are someone who likes to update without waiting for it to arrive on their phone head on over to the respective download link and grab the update now. Otherwise, keep mashing the check for update button and it will arrive on your phone not long after.

Let us know if you have any issues or have been waiting for these fixes to fix bugs on your phone.

Source: Android Security Bulletin.
Source 2: Pixel Update Bulletin.

Scott Plowman   Editor


Scott is our modding guru - he has his finger on the pulse of all things ‘moddable’, pointing us towards all the cutting edge mods hacks that are available. When he’s not gymming it up, or scanning the heck out of Nexus devices, you'll find him on the Ausdroid Podcast.

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