Security patches are common for smartphones, and there are easy ways to stay up to date, especially on your phone. If you’re curious about what’s changed in Android, you’ve come to the right place.
Google detailed the latest Android Security Bulletin and published the fixes for Pixel devices.
These are exploits and other security concerns that affect Android as a whole. Operating system issues, kernel patches, and driver updates may not affect a specific device, but these need to be fixed in the Android base by the people who maintain the operating system code – you know, Google. The company has detailed the things it has improved for this month.
Updated factory images for Pixel devices that are still supported are available, and over-the-air updates will be provided to users. If you don’t want to wait, you can manually download and flash the factory image or OTA update file. Follow the link to get started.
These changes have been released to the makers of the best Android phones for at least 30 days, but Google can’t force anyone to bring them to you. So if you’re using a Samsung, Motorola, or anyone other than Google phone, you’ll have to wait for them to send an update and shouldn’t try to flash any of the above files. It may already have happened, as OEMs can send out the patch ahead of the deadline Google has to meet in order for the exploits not to be released.
Of course, Google has put security checks in place to avoid problems on your phone due to security vulnerabilities. Confirm apps and SafetyNet are always working when you add an app to your phone, and seamless updates to Google Play Services keep them up-to-date, regardless of manufacturer or carrier delays. Details on Android Enterprise Security can be found here.
Devices running Android 10 and later may also receive security updates as Google Play system updates thanks to Project Mainline.
Highlights of the September 2022 Security Bulletin
- Serious issues have been fixed in the Android Framework, Runtime, and System components.
- Media Framework components have been updated via Project Mainline,
- Vendor-specific patches from Imagination, Qualcomm, Unisoc, and MediaTek are available for devices using components from these vendors.
Pixel specific updates
Every month, Google releases a few Pixel-specific patches that affect currently supported phones. For September 2022, the security issues have been addressed, as well as fixes for excessive battery drain, fingerprint recognition improvements, and Bluetooth connectivity issues.
For detailed information on the September 2022 Security Bulletin, visit the Android Security website. Security patch notes for Pixel devices can be found here.
Details of all bulletins can be found on the Android Security website.
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