Google Pixel Series Security Update:
Google Pixel Series of Smartphone, have started getting the October 2021 Security Patch with Android 11 onboard, Instead of the Android 12 update, recently Google announced the launch date of Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro on October 19th, 2021 at 10 pm Pacific Time.
Pixel 6 Series, is most hyped & anticipated android smartphone of this year, Bringing newer hardware & software and best of android experience as far as leaks & trailers unvieled from Google. Lets see what it brings after hyping so much!!!
Check out >>> Android 12 Beta 5 – list of New features
As we anticipate the release of Android 12, the October 2021 security patch with Android 11 update is now rolling out for Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a(5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a.
|S.no||Pixel model||Release Date|
|1||Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL||18 October 2018|
|2||Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL||15 May 2019|
|3||Pixel 4||22 October 2019|
|4||Pixel 4a||20 August 2020|
|5||Pixel 4a 5G||November 05, 2020|
|6||Pixel 5||October 15, 2021|
|7||Pixel 5a 5G||August 26, 2021|
The Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL is almost the end of their, update cycle & may no longer receive OTA or Security Updates, unless Google revokes and changes their update policy. But it is expected to get an Android 12 update, as the last major OS update.
- Device with Build Numbers
- Pixel 5a: Android 11 — RD2A.211001.002, RD2A.211001.001
- Pixel 5: Android 11 — RQ3A.211001.001
- Pixel 4a 5G: Android 11 — RQ3A.211001.001
- Pixel 4a: Android 11 — RQ3A.211001.001
- Pixel 4 XL: Android 11 — RQ3A.211001.001
- Pixel 4: Android 11 — RQ3A.211001.001
- Pixel 3a: Android 11 — RQ3A.211001.001
- Pixel 3 XL: Android 11 — RQ3A.211001.001
- Pixel 3: Android 11 — RQ3A.211001.001
- Android: Android 11
- UI: Stock UI
- Update type: Security update
- Security Patch: October 2021
- Update Size: Approx -> 8MB – 20MB
- Region: Globally
Source>> Twitter User –>>Anmol Kumar
The dedicated bulletin for Google devices lists 20 security fixes but no functional updates.
With a separate regional build for Japanese carriers, the Pixel 5a is running a different version of Android 11 compared to every other Google phone.
How long does Google pixel’s Android take for the update:
Pixel phones receive Android version updates for at least three years from when the device first became available.
Google plans, to extend their update policy from Pixel 6 onwards!!
Pixel phones get security updates for at least 3 years from when the device first became available on the Google Store.
How to update your Pixel Smartphone?
To check for updates in your pixel phone,
- Open your phone’s Settings app
- Near the bottom, tap System > Advanced > System update.
- You’ll see your update status. Follow any steps on the screen.
- Check for an Update:
- To check if a security update is available, tap Security update.
- To check if a Google Play system update is available, tap Google Play system update.
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