04 September 2019
Google has released the July security patches to the Pixel family of smartphones. Last month, Google accidentally released the latest security patch to some of the Pixel 3a smartphones ahead of time, but now the patch is rolling out for everyone. Both factory images and OTA files are available if you don’t want to wait for Google to push the update to your device. However, OTA update can be checked by heading into Settings then System > Advanced and then System update.
The patches for the Pixel line of devices include several fixes and improvements. For instance, “Ok Google” and music detection have been improved. It fixes an issue for some devices that get stuck during boot. Also, 12 issues are resolved via July 2019 security patch. Vulnerabilities range from high to critical and Android security bulletin notes, “the most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in Media framework that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.”
As usual, Essential has once again updated its only device on time.
July's security patches are now available for Open Market customers. Check your Essential Phone for the latest pic.twitter.com/hc9WxrtFd8— Essential (@essential) July 1, 2019
The company has a promising track record of releasing security patches on time so as to guard its only device and help its loyal followers. The security patch comes on the same day as Google releases security patches to its Pixel phones. The update carries build PQ1A.190105.090 for the Essential phone.
The OTA file links for the Pixel devices are available below to download.