Google rolls out May 2019 Android security update for Pixel devices, also available for Essential Phone


Google has started rolling out new over-the-air (OTA) update for Pixel devices and also posted factory images as part of monthly Android Security release. The update for this month doesn’t have Pixel-specific patches, but Google says that it brings many functional updates and improvements to various parts of the Android platform and supported Pixel devices.

New builds for the Pixel and Nexus devices with May 2019 Android Security update:

  • Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL (PQ3A.190505.002, May 2019)
  • Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL (PQ3A.190505.001)
  • Pixel C (OPM8.190505.001)

Check out the complete set of issues that are fixed in the latest update in the Android update Bulletin here, Security and download full factory images or OTA images for these Pixel devices from the Google Developers website, if you don’t have the over-the-air (OTA) update yet.

As usual Essential has also rolled out the May security patch that includes Bluetooth fix for audio routing and improved shutdown responsiveness.

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