The Android security update of April 2019, now available for download

Like every beginning of the month, Google has just made official the Android security update corresponding to this new period that has just started, in addition to releasing the OTA security patch corresponding to the month of April 2019.

The three generations of Pixel phones, together with the Pixel C tablet, become the first terminals to receive the security update. Which has now begun its deployment through OTA. Even so, Google also publishes the complete factory images and OTA files on its official website, so that anyone can proceed to perform the manual installation of the update. It is expected that within a few days, terminals such as mobile phones with Android One, the Essential Phone or some Sony models receive the corresponding update.

The official security bulletin published by Google details a series of vulnerabilities categorized according to their severity. It is worth remembering that this update like, the previous two do not reach any of the Google Nexus devices, whose support period ended three months ago. Also, for the first time, we see how the Pixel C tablet reaches the end of its life, and it runs out of its security patch this month.

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Security Update Patch For Pixel

This version of Security update is just for the Pixel. The update came just a few days before the Android Q beta launch. As the update is just for the Pixel so not any other device will be able to benefit from it. Needless to say, since the update is based on Android 9 Pie, those who have a Pixel with Android Q will not receive the OTA of this version. They will have to wait until Google releases the second preview during this first half of the year. month of April.

The security patch of April 2019 is being released through OTA gradually and arriving at compatible models little by little, although all those with a compatible Google Pixel can download and install the factory image or the OTA of manually following the steps of our guide from the web for Google developers.

Download Factory Image and OTA for Pixel

Below, we list the download links of the corresponding update packages for each of the devices:

Pixel 3 XL

→ Factory image – OTA

Pixel 3

→ Factory image – OTA

Pixel 2 XL

→ Factory image – OTA

Pixel 2

→ Factory image – OTA

Pixel XL

→ Factory image – OTA


→ Factory image – OTA

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