August 2020 security update rolls out for Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S20, and more Samsung phones

August 2020 security update rolls out for Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S20, and more Samsung phones

It’s the first Monday of a new month, which means it’s time for a new round of Android security updates from Google. The search giant on Monday published the latest Android Security Bulletin and Pixel Update Bulletin for August 2020. The update is rolling out now for Google Pixel devices, of course, but several Samsung phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S20, have also already started to get the update.

Similar to last month, there doesn’t appear to be any functional changes for Google’s Pixel devices — at least Google doesn’t specifically mention anything in the bulletin. There are, however, plenty of patches that address high and critical severity issues.

Build numbers (Global)

  • Pixel 2: QQ3A.200805.001
  • Pixel 3: QQ3A.200805.001
  • Pixel 3a: QQ3A.200805.001
  • Pixel 4: QQ3A.200805.001

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Samsung devices including the Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy Note 10 series, Galaxy A50, and Galaxy S20 series are also receiving the August 2020 security update in some regions, so be on the look out for that. Apparently, some of the other improvements included in the update from Samsung feature camera and Wi-Fi improvements.

For more information on how Android security patch updates work, check out our in-depth explainer on the topic.


Source: Android Bulletin, Pixel Bulletin

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