The biggest advantage of having a smartphone from Google’s Pixel line is that it receives Google’s security updates before other devices. And following this, the Mountain View tech giant has started seeding the May 2019 security update. The update rolling out to Pixel phones of the three lines ( Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel XL).
The update is arriving via OTA to the owners of the three generations of handsets. In addition, the old Pixel C tablet – the one based on Android Oreo. It is also possible to flash factory images to those who have unlocked the device bootloader, and the OTA files will update the internal compilation.
In the monthly security bulletin, which lists a number of security patches, there is nothing specific to Google’s Pixel but says: This quarterly release contains many updates and functional improvements to various parts of the Android platform and compatible Pixel devices.”
While updating the security packages to its devices, Google is preparing to launch a line of mid-range phones, the Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL. The launch is expected to happen next week. Both will have a mid-range chipset and good technical specifications.