November security update out for Pixel 3/2/1 and Nexus 6P/5X

By | 5th November 2018
Android security updates

The year is starting to wrap up quickly. We’re already into the month of November, and that means it’s time for another batch of Android security updates. Google has posted the security bulletins for Pixel/Nexus devices as well as Android as a whole.

Like last month, the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL all get Android Pie updates, as well as the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Pixel C are still on Android 8.1 Oreo. There are four functional updates for Pixel devices this month, two of them involve Picture-in-Picture mode.

CategoryImprovementsDevices
DisplayImproved performance for devices using picture-in-picturePixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
FrameworkImproved Strongbox symmetric key generation requestsPixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
DisplayImproved performance for apps using picture-in-picturePixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
NotificationsImproved stability for notificationsPixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL

The OTA files and factory images for the Pixel and Nexus devices can be found at the links below. Find the Android security files for your device and click “Link” to start the download. To flash the update manually without losing all of your data, follow the steps outlined in this tutorial.


Pixel/Nexus Security Bulletin Android Security Bulletin