July 2020 security update goes live for the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S20
We’re already 6 days into July, but since today is the first Monday of the month, that means it’s time for the latest batch of Android security patches. Google has published the latest Android Security Bulletin for the month of July and is also rolling out the update to the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. Samsung is also rolling out a new update bringing this same Security Patch Level (SPL) to the Galaxy S20 series in the U.S.
Unlike last month’s Android security update, this update does not arrive alongside a Pixel Feature Drop. Furthermore, Google did not outline any “notable fixes” for the Pixel series. This is a security update through and through, and 7 issues were resolved this month. As per usual, the vulnerabilities range from high to critical, with the most severe relating to our old friend: “media framework and a remote attacker possibly executing arbitrary code through a crafted file.”
Build Numbers (Global):
- Pixel 2 (XL): QQ3A.200705.002
- Pixel 3 (XL): QQ3A.200705.002
- Pixel 3a (XL): QQ3A.200705.002
- Pixel 4 (XL): QQ3A.200705.002
Along with the Pixel devices mentioned above, Samsung is rolling out the July 2020 Android security update to the Galaxy S20 series. Samsung hasn’t shared many details about the update, but the build numbers are G981U1UES1ATFB (S20), G986U1UES1ATFB (S20+), and G988U1UES1ATFB (S20 Ultra) for the U.S. unlocked models.