Google publishes April 2020 Android Security Bulletin and patches for Pixel devices

Google publishes April 2020 Android Security Bulletin and patches for Pixel devices

Google has a monthly tradition of releasing new updates for its Pixel devices as well as publishing a new Android Security Bulletin. While the world around us seems to have come to a halt due to various lockdowns imposed by governments and authorities to contain COVID-19, Google is keeping up with this tradition. Google’s April 2020 security patches along with some bug fixes specific to the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL are now available.

Fixes that are specific to the Pixel devices include a patch for a memory leak that can prevent additional Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connections, a patch for dropped Bluetooth audio input in call in certain situations, and a patch for occasional lag while opening the keyboard in certain applications. The build number for the April update on Pixel devices is QQ2A.200405.005. While the OTAs will be reaching your Google Pixel device in a matter of a few days, you can also manually sideload the update either by flashing the latest factory image, sideload the OTA file from recovery, or use the Android Flash Tool to do it all for you.

Build Numbers
  • Pixel 2 (XL): QQ2A.200405.005
  • Pixel 3 (XL): QQ2A.200405.005
  • Pixel 3a (XL): QQ2A.200405.005
  • Pixel 4 (XL): QQ2A.200405.005

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For more information on how Google’s monthly Android Security Bulletins work, refer to our article here.

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