Google Pixel owners are getting a fresh update today, bringing new security patches and several bug fixes.
The new October update is now rolling out to the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Pixel 3a and 3a XL, Pixel 4 and 4 XL, and the new Pixel 4a. In addition to rolling out over the air, Google is offering factory images and OTA images that you can sideload if you'd like.
This is the first security update based on Android 11. Here are the new update build numbers for the various Pixel phone models:
In addition to the October 2020 security patches, Google Pixel owners can expect a handful of bug fixes. Google says that it's improved auto-rotation in certain device orientations for the Pixel 3, 3a, 4, and 4a, and made improvements to auto-brightness response in certain lightning conditions on the Pixel 4a.
Also included is a fix for all Pixel devices that got stuck during boot and a fix to prevent inadvertent disablement of call notifications. Google has improvements to touch sensitivity with screen protectors on the Pixel 4a, too.
The full list of notable bug fixes included in this October 2020 update is below.