It really shouldn’t be a surprise that Pixel devices are the first to get security updates. They’re Google’s own devices, running their software after all. So the news that the July update is rolling out to Pixel’s isn’t a big deal, but the recently added security bulletin that outlines the change-log is.
This time around we’re seeing the types of issues and the criticality of the changes — in terms of device security — outlined with issues ranging as high as critical in nature. The specifics of what system areas are affected are not documented, but this is common practice in software security circles.
For users with models between the Pixel 3 through to Pixel 5, the update is rolling out now. It would be expected for many of the big-name, top devices to follow suit in the near future.