Pixel, Nexus devices and Essential Phone receive September Android security update

Pixel, Nexus devices and Essential Phone receive September Android security update
Now that September is here, it is time for Google to start pushing out the new month's Android security update to Pixel handsets and certain Nexus devices. Besides taking care of 59 vulnerabilities, the update dated September 5th improves the Retail Mode battery charge for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Unless you work at a store that sells smartphones and you're trying to set up a display, don't worry about this. The update also improves Software Version Reporting, and the audio quality over car speakers (using a Bluetooth connection) for all four current Pixel models.

Those with the Essential Phone will be happy to hear that Essential also sent out a software update today that includes the September Android security update, audio fixes and accessibility fixes (check the image at the top of this article). Like the Pixel models, the Essential Phone has already been updated to Android 9.0 Pie.

Once you receive a notification that the update has arrived, there are two things you need to do before starting the process of installing it on your handset. Make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi signal, and have fully charged the battery on your device.

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Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS Android 10
Pixel
  • 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
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3520 mAh
  • OS Android 10
Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 10
Phone
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1312 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 3040 mAh
  • OS Android 10

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