June 2019 security patches are out for Google Pixel phones and Essential Phone
As you undoubtedly noticed over the weekend, we are now officially into the month of June. A new month means many things, but in the Android world, it means new Android security updates. Patches for this month have been released for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel C, and Essential Phone. New for this month is the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL joining the ranks.
There are a few functional updates (chart below) for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 devices this month, but nothing super major. The Pixel C is no longer receiving major OS updates, so its monthly update is still Android 8.1 Oreo. As per usual, the folks at Essential are close behind Google with their Android security update for the Essential PH-1.
Like clockwork, you can now check your Essential Phone for the latest security update (Open Market + Sprint) pic.twitter.com/1risGPZezF
— Essential (@essential) June 3, 2019
|Bootloader||Fixes an issue causing some devices to freeze during boot||Pixel 2|
|Camera||Fixes an issue causing the camera to crash during video recording||Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL|
|Media||Fixes a bug that causes the Netflix app to hang||Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL|
|Hotword||Updates to improve accuracy on “Ok Google“||Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL|
The OTA files and factory images for the Pixel devices can be found at the links below. Find the Android security files for your device and click “Link” to start the download. To flash the update manually without losing all of your data, follow the steps outlined in this tutorial. The OTA update for the Essential Phone has just started rolling out.
|Device||Factory Image||OTA Files|
|Pixel 3a XL||Link||Link|
|Pixel 3 XL||Link (Verizon)||Link (Verizon)|
|Pixel 3||Link (Verizon)||Link (Verizon)|
|Pixel 2 XL||Link||Link|