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Google rolls out November Android security patch for Pixel phones

The latest security updateis available for the Pixel 3/ XL, Pixel 3a/ XL, Pixel 4/ XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5.

The teardown shows how Google has played it safe with the Pixel 5. The addition of wireless charging is a clever trick but it is not a “radical reinvention”.
The teardown shows how Google has played it safe with the Pixel 5. The addition of wireless charging is a clever trick but it is not a “radical reinvention”. (Google)

Google has rolled out the November Android security patch for Pixel smartphones. The latest security update comes with several bug fixes and improvements. The new update has been rolled out for Pixel phones after the Pixel 2 series.

The Android November security update is available for these Pixel smartphones - Pixel 3/ XL, Pixel 3a/ XL, Pixel 4/ XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5. Google has listed out the bug fixes that the November Android security patch addresses for the Pixel phones. The most common bug affects all the compatible Pixel phones, and it has to do with playlist removal in YouTube Music. There are some bugs that affect only certain Pixel phones. The Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5, for example, which had a bug that prevented phone calls in Android Auto mode has now been fixed.

Google has also fixed bugs that caused incorrect audio routing in Android Auto mode, and media stutter during playback for Pixel 4 XL and Pixel 4a. Another common bug was that it prevented the ringer audio for starred contacts in DND mode. This has been fixed with the latest security update.

Pixel 4 XL units which showed a dark screen during phone calls should work fine now with the new update. Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a XL smartphones have also received improvements for screenshot access on devices with 2-button navigation. Google has also fixed inconsistent touch sound on the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5, and improvements for touch response with screen protectors on the Pixel 4a.

You can find the full list of bug fixes here

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