Google rolls out April 2019 Android security update, Improves Google Assistant Voice-Unlocking, fixes screen flash issues on 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 improvements to Voice-Unlocking performance for Google Assistant and fixes screen flash issues on some devices. It also brings Bluetooth connectivity improvements for original Pixel series.

References Category Improvements Devices
A-119823747 A-120135659 Assistant Improves Voice-Unlocking performance for Google Assistant Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-122883482 Setup Adjust Wi-Fi connectivity during eSIM activation on certain carriers Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-119109648 Bluetooth Improves Bluetooth connectivity on Pixel devices Pixel, Pixel XL
A-119327025 Display Removes screen flash when ambient display wakes for some Pixel 3 devices Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL

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

  • Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL (PQ2A.190405.003)
  • Pixel C (OPM8.190405.001)

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 April security patch that also includes adjustments to brightness and volume settings.

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