As expected, Google has this morning released the November security patch for Android, with updates available now for selected Pixel and Nexus devices.

There’s two releases as per usual, one dated the 1st of November and the other the 5th of November, with fixes for Framework, Media Framework and System included in the 1st of November patch, while the 5th of November patch contains manufacturer specific fixes for Qualcomm and further Framework fixes.

For supported Nexus and Pixel devices, Google has released the Factory Images and OTA files to flash on the Google Developer site:

  • Pixel 2/Pixel 2XL, Pixel 3/Pixel 3 XL – 9.0.0 (PQ1A.181105.017.A1, Nov 2018)
  • Pixel/Pixel XL – N/A
  • Pixel C – 8.1.0 (OPM8.181105.002, Nov 2018)
  • Nexus 5X/Nexus 6P – 8.1.0 (OPM7.181105.004, Nov 2018)

As has been the case for a while now, Google has specifically included fixes for Pixel, Pixel 2 and for the first time Pixel 3 phones with the update this month addressing these issues:

References Category Improvements Devices
A-111401911 Display Improved performance for devices using picture-in-picture Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-109769728 Framework Improved Strongbox symmetric key generation requests Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-112198479 Display Improved performance for apps using picture-in-picture Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-112714177 Notifications Improved stability for notifications Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
Source: Google Pixel/Nexus Security Bulletin.
Via: Android Security Bulletin.
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Allan Thomas

Well, this upgrade has fixed the ‘phone won’t RING’ issue that I’ve had for about 5 months! Google eventually replaced Pixel 2 XL with a new unit, exact same issue persisted. Endless to & fro with idiots in Google customer ‘service’,(I use the term very loosely) in Manilla. Worse than useless


For Essential too. Already updated this morning.