Google has started rolling out a new software update for its Pixel smartphones. These include Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL and Pixel 4 series. The latest update brings Android security patch for the month of April. The security patch fixes a lot of high and moderate security issues in the devices. The software giant has also released the new update as an Over the Air (OTA) update. To check for the update, just head into Settings > About Phone > Advanced > System update.
The latest software update will gradually hit the Google Pixel phones. It will be pushed in “phases depending on carrier and device.” Users can also manually sideload the April security update. The build number of the update is QQ2A.200405.005. The company has added a new option for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. The face unlock feature gets “require eyes to be open” option.
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There’s also a fix for lag when opening the keyboard in certain apps. The newly released security update for the Pixels resolves several Bluetooth and keyboard-related problems. This information was published on the Google Community portal. Users should soon receive a notification once the update becomes available.
Besides, the last month’s security patch also fixed quite a few security issues. One of these was a critical security vulnerability in the media framework. This could have enabled a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process. The update also includes an exploit fix for the Kernel components.
|Features||Google Pixel 3||Google Pixel 3a|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 670|
|OS||Android 9 Pie||Android 9 Pie|
|Display||5.5-inch FHD+, 18:9 aspect ratio||5.6-inch full HD+|
|Internal Memory||4GB RAM with 64GB storage||4GB RAM + 64GB storage|
|Front Camera||Dual 8MP + 8MP||8MP|