The beginning of November bought exciting news for Pixel smartphones. Starting from the 5th, this month, the line of handsets received the most recent security update available for Android. Thanks to this event, 17 issues that were waiting to be solved were fixed.
The flaws were noticed in the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 3 smartphones from OG Pixel series. With them, a part of Nexus devices and some gadgets from Essential Phone received the update. What do all these handsets have in common? They are all ran by Android 9 Pie.
The security update comes with many improvements in the smartphone’s functionality
The event which took place on November 5th is also mentioned in the monthly bulletin where Google publishes news about Pixel or Nexus. The source states that the devices which received the security update have a more enhanced picture-in-picture feature. It’s not surprising since the mode came with the Android 8.0 update.
The picture-in-picture mode allows people to perform multiple tasks on their device at the same time: watch videos and use the screen for other apps as well. In addition, the update stabilizes a part of Pixel handset’s notification capabilities.
Last, but not least, we should mention that Pixel and Pixel 2 come with a quick Google search bar which includes the Assistant logo. After giving improved functionalities to Pixel and Essential Phone handsets, the security update from November will be seen on Nexus 6P and 5X.
Those who want to update their devices faster can perform the operation manually. The process is not complicated: go to Settings, then System, click the Advanced button and, finally, System update. You will see that Google had a good idea to bring this update now, when several issues were affecting the phones’ functionality.
Hunter Texidor was born and raised in Toronto. He has written for Billboard, The Prague Post and Passport Magazine. In regards to academics, Sage earn his BBA from Mcmaster in Hamilton. Hunter covers business and economy stories here at Billionaire 365.