Google rolls out March 2019 Android security update, Improves camera, storage performance and more for Pixel 3 series

Google has started rolling out new over-the-air (OTA) update for Pixel devices and also posted factory images as part of monthly Android Security release. The update for this month also includes several functional improvements for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL that includes faster camera startup and responsiveness, storage performance improvements, Bluetooth reliability, playback improvements for encrypted media on some apps.

References Category Improvements Devices
A-122471935 Camera Improves Startup and responsiveness of Camera app Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
Performance Improves recovery in the instance of OTA update failure Pixel 3, Pixel 3XL
A-120920537 Performance Improves storage performance on Pixel 3 devices Pixel 3, Pixel3 XL
A-119776006 Bluetooth Improves Bluetooth reliability on Pixel 3 devices Pixel 3, Pixel3 XL
Media Improves playback of encrypted media on some video apps Pixel 3, Pixel3 XL

New builds for the Pixel and Nexus devices with March 2019 Android Security update:

  • Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL (PQ2A.190305.002)
  • Pixel C (OPM8.190305.001)

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

As usual Essential has also rolled out the March security patch.

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