November Android security update available on Pixel and some Nexus devices

November Android security update available on Pixel and some Nexus devices
The Pixel series of smartphones have received the latest Android security update, this one dated November 5th, 2018. The OTA update resolves 17 issues that needed to be fixed on the OG Pixel series, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 3 models. Also receiving the update are certain Nexus handsets and the Essential Phone. All of these devices also run Android 9 Pie.

Additionally Google's monthly Pixel/Nexus bulletin notes that the update includes enhancements made to the picture-in-picture feature found with the Android 8.0 update. This allows users to watch video while multitasking with another app on the screen. Also stabilized are some of the notification capabilities found on the Pixel handsets. And the Google quick search bar on the Pixel and Pixel 2 units now include the Assistant logo, which when tapped, provides a quick short cut to Google Assistant from the phone's home screen. This is a feature that comes out of the box with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL models.


Besides the Pixel models and the Essential Phone, the November Security update is heading to the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X. If you don't want to wait for the update on your Pixel handset, you can try to manually update the phone by going to Settings > System > Advanced > System update.

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2 Comments

1. speedingcheetah

Posts: 81; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

Not out for the OG Pixel and Pixel XL yet.

2. yobolegend

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 14, 2016

Updated mine Essential Phone yesterday Essential Products PH-1 Nov 07, 2018 7:48 Uptime: 10h 38m 26s Deep sleep: 8h 15m 13s (77%) HARDWARE Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Hardware: MSM8998 Cores: 8 CPU: 4 x Kryo 280 4 x Kryo 280 Process: 10 nm Frequencies: 300 MHz - 1900 MHz 300 MHz - 2457 MHz Governor: interactive GRAPHICS Vendor: Qualcomm GPU: Adreno (TM) 540 OpenGL: OpenGL ES 3.2 V@319.0 (GIT@5a7aebc, Ie87d5dfbba) (Date:07/05/18) Resolution: 2560 x 1312 Screen density: 504.67023 ppi Screen size: 5.7 in / 145 mm RAM RAM size: 4.0 GB Type: LPDDR4X 1866 MHz Bandwidth: 29.8 GB/s Channels: 32-bit dual channel OTHER HARDWARE Bluetooth support: yes Bluetooth LE support: yes USB host support: yes Infrared transmitter: no NFC support: yes DEVICE Model: PH-1 Codename: mata Manufacturer: Essential Products Serial Number: SYSTEM Android Version: 9 (Android Pie) Build: PPR1.181005.076 Security patch: November 5, 2018 Architecture: aarch64 (64-bit) Instruction sets: arm64-v8a armeabi-v7a armeabi Kernel: 4.4.161-perf+ BATTERY Technology: Li-ion Health: Good Capacity (reported by system): 3040 mAh NETWORK MAC address: 5GHz band support: yes Operator: GLOBE Phone type: GSM Dual SIM: no CAMERA Resolution: 13.2 MP (4224x3136) Focal length: 3.4 mm 35mm equivalent focal length: 25.0 mm Sensor size: 4.73x3.51 mm Crop factor: 7.3x Field of view: 69.7° Pixel size: 1.12 μm Aperture: 1.85 Focus modes: infinity, auto, macro, continuous-video, continuous-picture Flash modes: off, auto, on, torch, red-eye ISO sensitivity range: 50-800 RAW capable: yes Image format: JPEG Front Camera: 8.5 MP (3872x2192)

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