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August 2019 security patch rolling out now to Pixel phones

Google Pixel 3a XL vs. Pixel 3 XL: Which should you buy?
Google Pixel 3a XL vs. Pixel 3 XL: Which should you buy? (Image credit: Android Central)

What you need to know

  • The August 2019 security patch has been released.
  • It's rolling out now to Pixel owners.
  • The Essential Phone is also receiving the patch on day one.

Another month, another security patch.

On August 5, 2019, Google published details for the latest August 2019 Android Security Bulletin. The update has two build dates, including 8/1 and 8/5.

You'll find the usual array of vulnerability fixes, including updates to the framework, media framework, system, Android runtime, and Qualcomm components.

Looking specifically at updates coming for Pixel devices with this month's patch, Google's added improvements for "Saved WiFi network configuration" and "WiFi CaptivePortalLogin stability" across the entire Pixel family. For the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, you'll also find improvements for sleep mode.

The August 2019 patch is rolling out now for Pixel devices, in addition to the aging Essential Phone.

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

12 Comments
  • Does anyone know when is Android Q supposed to be dropping?
  • With how they been dropping the beta. Beta 6 should be dropping next week. Even though it was supposed to drop a few weeks back.
  • I remember them dropping the public release of Pie to everyone around 8th of August last year. That's why i asked
  • Was hoping for that too, but it sounds like there were issues with the last beta, so we can likely expect a delay this year. Maybe.
  • Pie released the same time last year
  • Still sitting on December 2018 on Moto G7 Power.
  • L O L
  • Yup. I'm disgusted.
  • Installed 8/05 update and lost 2 months of text messages on my Pixel 2XL. Anyone else see something similar?
  • I just checked my messages and did not have this happen to me during/after the August 5th update.
  • Seems it erased from the last SMS back-up.
  • This is weird, just noticed that I got the update that's dated for the 1st, usually I get the ones dated for the 5th.