Google Pixel August 2021 Security Patch Update
After delaying the July 2021 Android Security Patch update a little, Google has learned its lesson and released the Google Pixel August 2021 Security Patch Update in the first week of August.
This Security update is the latest to be released by Google which will upgrade the Security patch level to August 2021 for the Pixel devices. Previously, the June 2021 Android Security Patch update was released with the Android 12 Beta 2.1 update for Beta Users.
The Google Pixel devices which received the latest August 2021 Android Security update are the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5.
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The official statement from the Google Pixel Community Manager regarding the Google Pixel August 2021 Security Patch Update was, “Hello Pixel Community, we have provided the monthly Android / Pixel update for August 2021. All supported Pixel devices running Android 11 will receive these software updates as part of the August 2021 update, which begins rolling out to users today. We encourage you to check your Android version and update to receive the latest features.”
Build numbers (Global):
- Pixel 3 (XL): RQ3A.210805.001.A1
- Pixel 3a (XL): RQ3A.210805.001.A1
- Pixel 4 (XL): RQ3A.210805.001.A1
- Pixel 4a: RQ3A.210805.001.A1
- Pixel 4a (5G): RQ3A.210805.001.A1
- Pixel 5: RQ3A.210805.001.A1
The OTA update will roll out in phases depending on carrier and device. Users will receive a notification once it becomes available.
Details of security fixes are found in this link: https://source.android.com/security/bulletin
How long will the Google Pixel devices will get updates?
|Phone||No guaranteed Android version updates after||No guaranteed security updates after||No guaranteed telephone or online support after|
|Pixel 5||October 2023||October 2023||October 2023|
|Pixel 4a (5G)||November 2023||November 2023||November 2023|
|Pixel 4a||August 2023||August 2023||August 2023|
|Pixel 4 XL||October 2022||October 2022||October 2022|
|Pixel 4||October 2022||October 2022||October 2022|
|Pixel 3a XL||May 2022||May 2022||May 2022|
|Pixel 3a||May 2022||May 2022||May 2022|
|Pixel 3 XL||October 2021||October 2021||October 2021|
|Pixel 3||October 2021||October 2021||October 2021|
|Pixel 2 XL||October 2020||October 2020||October 2020|
|Pixel 2||October 2020||October 2020||October 2020|
|Pixel XL||October 2018||October 2019||October 2019|
|Pixel||October 2018||October 2019||October 2019|
How to update your Google Pixel devices with the August 2021 Security Update?
The Google Pixel August 2021 Security Patch Update is being rolled out in phases reportedly. The users will receive a notification once it becomes available.
Once the update is available on your device, you can head over to Settings >> About Phone >> Software Update section to update your Pixel device with the latest Security Update.
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