Pixel Devices Have Started Receiving The October 2018 Security Update (OTA’s And Factory Images Are Now Available)


Always on time, monthly security patches from Google all here.

October security update has started hitting the Pixel devices. OTA files and factory images for the October 2018 update are also available for download. The update brings system improvements and modification to call screen behavior when using Maps Navigation.

Here’s what update brings to Pixel devices – 
  • Improves performance for certain protected media formats — Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
  • Improves fast-charging behavior for Pixel devices — Pixel, Pixel XL
  • Improves stability when using Android Auto — Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
  • Modifies call screen behavior when using Maps Navigation

Promptly on time, Essential has also started rolling out this latest security update (along with notch support).

The update is rolling over-the-air so it will take time to reach your unit so be patient. Those who are impatient can download the update manually as Factory Images and OTA files are now available.

Source: Google 12


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