Google rolls out May 2018 Android security update – Improves multi-touch detection for all devices, fixes Pixel XL charging issues


Google has started rolling out new over-the-air (OTA) update for Pixel and Nexus devices and also posted factory images as part of monthly Android Security release. The update for this month also includes a couple of functional improvements for these eligible Pixel and Nexus smartphones. This includes improved multi-touch detection for all devices, and it says that it has adjusted Pixel XL charging behavior, which will likely be a fix to overcurrent charging problem that was found in Android 8.1.

New builds for the Pixel and Nexus devices with May 2018 Android Security update:

  • Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL (OPM2.171019.029.B1 / OPM4.171019.016.B1)
  • Nexus 5X (OPM4.171019.016.A1)
  • Pixel C (OPM4.171019.016.C1)

Check out the complete set of issues that are fixed in the latest update in the Android Security Bulletin here and download full factory images or OTA images for these Pixel and Nexus devices from the Google Developers website, if you don’t have the over-the-air (OTA) update yet.


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