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Google pushes the May 2021 security update to Pixel phones

Google has published the May 2021 Security Update Bulletin, and has also started rolling out new updates to supported Pixel devices. May 2021 Security Update Bulletin The Android Security Bulletin for the month of May 2021, which can be viewed here, details multiple security vulnerabilities ranging in severity from moderate to critical. One of the most severe...

Android’s April 2021 security update bulletin is now live

It's the first Monday of a new month, which means it's time for another Android Security Update Bulletin. Today, Google has published the April 2021 Security Update Bulletin and has started rolling out new updates to supported Pixel phones. April 2021 Security Update Bulletin The Android Security Bulletin for the month of April 2021, which can be...

Android’s March 2021 security update is now official

Today is Monday, March 1, which means it's time for another security patch update. Right on schedule, Google published the Android Security Bulletin for March 2021. They also published the latest Pixel Update Bulletin which details the latest functional updates coming to supported Pixel phones in the update rolling out today. Meanwhile, multiple Samsung Galaxy...

March Pixel Feature Drop includes Smart Compose and Recorder cloud backup

Google has made it a habit to drop new Pixel features throughout the year, and the search giant is back with another big update. The features arrive following an update in December that saw Google introduce Adaptive Sound, new Google Photos suggestions, and more. The latest Pixel Feature Drop is available beginning today. As we reported...

The February 2021 security update is here, and it’s already available for the Galaxy S20 and Note 20

It's the first Monday of the month, which means it's time for another security update. Google today published the February 2021 Android Security Bulletin, and with it, the February 2021 security update for Pixel phones. Google's Pixel phones aren't the only devices getting the update today, though, as Samsung followed Google's announcement by pushing an...

The first security update of 2021 is rolling out for Google Pixel and some Samsung Galaxy phones

Google is kicking off the first week of 2021 with a new set of monthly Android security patches. This month is notable because it marks the beginning of monthly updates without the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL (RIP!). We've still got patches for the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4,...

September 2020 Android security bulletin goes live alongside Android 11 update

Alongside the release of Android 11 for Pixel phones, Google on Tuesday also published the Android Security Bulletin for September 2020. The bulletin contains details about security vulnerabilities affecting Android devices. As we explained before, every monthly Android Security Bulletin contains patches for vulnerabilities discovered in the Android framework, the Linux kernel, and closed-source vendor components...

June 2020 Android security update rolling out for Google Pixel and some Samsung Galaxy phones

Another month is in the books which means it's time for a new Android security patch update. Today being the first Monday of the month, Google is rolling out the June 2020 security patches to the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel...

May 2020 Android security patches rolling out for Google Pixel devices

In keeping with its tradition of rolling out Android security patches on the first Monday of each month, Google has now started pushing the May 2020 Android security patches for its Pixel devices. The update is now rolling out to the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3...

Google publishes April 2020 Android Security Bulletin and patches for Pixel devices

Google has a monthly tradition of releasing new updates for its Pixel devices as well as publishing a new Android Security Bulletin. While the world around us seems to have come to a halt due to various lockdowns imposed by governments and authorities to contain COVID-19, Google is keeping up with this tradition. Google's April...

How Monthly Android Security Patch Updates Work

Google has been publishing monthly security bulletins since August of 2015. These security bulletins contain a list of disclosed security vulnerabilities that have been fixed which affect the Android framework, Linux kernel, and other closed-source vendor components. Every vulnerability in the bulletins was either discovered by Google or disclosed to the company. Every vulnerability listed...

March 2020 security patches rolling out with fixes for Pixel devices

Today is the first Monday in March, a relatively uneventful day in most cases. In the technology world, however, the first Monday of a new month means new Android security updates. The March 2020 Android security patches include the usual bevy of fixes along with some specific fixes for Pixel devices. The update is rolling...