Google Pixel smartphones start receiving latest February security patch

“The update is rolling out to the entire Pixel line of devices.”

One of the few perks you get with a Pixel device, apart from the stellar camera performance, is the fast software updates and monthly security patches. Speaking of which, the February security patch for Google’s Pixel devices is now ready. Users of the series can either wait for the OTA to drop or just download the factory images from Google’s website.

Since this a security patch, it typically weighs around 200MB and as reported by GSMArena, their Pixel 3 XL OTA was 135MB which won’t take much space or time. The update is for the entire Google Pixel lineup including the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. There isn’t any mention of new features and there are a few unnamed bug fixes with the update

The recent January security patch for the Pixel 3/3 XL came with important bug fixes. Both the handsets have top class cameras but had bad audio capabilities for video recording since launch. Many users expressed their dissent at the dismal microphone audio-recording qualities of the flagships and Google finally fixed them with last month’s update. If you’re wondering, Google’s Nexus line of devices have been cut off from the software update service and none of them will be receiving the latest OTA.

google-pixel-3-feb-security-patch_600x400The Google Pixel 3/3 XL duo were announced back in November last year and come with almost similar internals except for the obvious larger footprint of the XL making room for a bigger screen and a bigger battery on the larger variant. Both the handsets are equipped with a Snapdragon 845 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and a 12MP single rear shooter. It goes without saying that they come with Android Pie out-of-the-box. The latest reports have confirmed that Google is also working on a Pixel 3 Lite version that could soon launch in the coming weeks. 

Google Pixel 3 Specifications
Octa core (2.5 GHz, Quad Core + 1.6 GHz, Quad core)
Snapdragon 845
5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
1080x2160 px, 439 PPI
12.2 MP Primary Camera
Dual LED Flash
8 MP + 8 MP Dual Front Cameras
2915 mAh
Fast Charging
USB Type-C port
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