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

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Google has started pushing out the November 2018 Security Patches to the Pixel and Nexus devices. The OTA Files and Factory Images are now available for the supported devices.

Interestingly, at the time of writing this article, the security patch for the original 2016 pixels wasn’t available for download.

November Security Patch

Here’s what update brings to supported devices
  • Improved performance for devices using picture-in-picture
  • ImprovedStrongbox symmetric key generation requests
  • Improved performance for apps using picture-in-picture
  • Improved stability for notifications
Build numbers:
  • Pixel 3, 3XL, 2, 2XL: PQ1A.181105.017.A1
  • Pixel C: OPM8.181105.002
  • Nexus 6P, 5X: OPM7.181105.004

The update has not started rolling out over-the-air just yet, but you can manually sideload the update via ADB easily enough.

Source: OTA DownloadsFactory ImagesAndroid Security BulletinPixel Security Bulletin

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