Google releases December security update for Pixel phones

Google releases December security update for Pixel phones

Google is currently rolling out the December security update for its Pixel phones. This update again addresses several vulnerabilities in Android, so it is important to install this update as soon as it is available.

December 2021 security update

Almost every first Monday of the month, Google makes a security update available for its Pixel phones. These updates fix various issues and vulnerabilities in the software, so it is important that these security updates are downloaded and installed. Other smartphone manufacturers follow Google’s example, where Samsung is often ahead of Google with the rollout of this update.

You can in the accompanying Security Bulletin of December read which vulnerabilities Google has addressed with this update. It also lists the severity of the flaw, such as “critical” for the biggest vulnerabilities in the Android operating system. A total of 18 security issues are being resolved this month, and there’s another one Security Bulletin especially for Pixel phones. In this we see, among other things, that there are vulnerabilities with regard to the Google Assistant, optimizations for the battery, improvements for the Bluetooth connection and more. In the Pixel Phone Help Community Google announces which Pixel phones will receive which build numbers via the December update. The security update for Pixels also includes functional updates in the form of Pixel Feature Drops, which you can read all about here.

Owners of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL have stopped getting the security updates since last month. The rollout for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will begin later this month.

  • Pixel 3a (XL): SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 4 (XL): SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 4a: SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 4a (5G): SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 5: SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 5a (5G): SQ1A.211205.008

Install update

Do you have a Pixel phone? Then you get the update via an over-the-air update (OTA). You can also install the update manually and you can read exactly how to do that here. You can find the Factory Images here and the OTA files you can here find.

If you don’t have a Pixel phone, you have to wait until the manufacturer of your phone has rolled out the update. In the articles below you will find out if and when your phone will receive updates.

  • Overview: How long does each brand update its Android phones?
  • Android 12 update overview: when will phones get the update?
  • Will my Samsung phone get Android 12? View the schedule here

Have you received this month’s security update yet? Let us know in the comments below.

Google releases December security update for Pixel phones
Google Pixel 6 Pro

– Thanks for information from Androidworld. Source

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