July security update not installing on the Pixel, but Google is working on a fix

It appears that many Pixel users have issues installing the latest July security patch released by Google earlier today. The update fails to install on the smaller Pixel phone, but the rest of the Nexus and Pixel devices don't seem to have a similar issue.

The update that weighs in at around 60MB is supposed to fix critical bugs and improve performance and stability of the operating system. Unfortunately, if you have a Pixel phone, there's a high chance that you'll be met with an error message saying that there's an installation problem that prevents the update from installing on the handset.

Since many Pixel owners have taking it to Google's Product Forums, the search giant has already confirmed it has acknowledged the problem and it's already working on a fix. Hopefully, the issue will be fixable without a factory reset.

If you don't have a Pixel phone, you can go ahead and download the OTA files or factory images containing the July security update, if you don't want to wait for it to arrive on your device.

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  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2770 mAh
  • OS Android 10


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