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Did you get the December 2020 security patch?

Pixel 5 Sexy Af
Pixel 5 Sexy Af (Image credit: Alex Dobie / Android Central)

Yesterday, December 7, Google began rolling out the December 2020 security patch to Pixel devices. In addition to the usual assortment of bug fixes, this update also includes a brand new Pixel Feature Drop!

This latest Feature Drop has a lot to offer, with older Pixels getting many of the hallmark features introduced on the Pixel 5 — such as Hold for Me and Extreme Battery Saver. Google also introduced some all-new features, namely Adaptive Charging for even safer charging of your phone overnight.

Taking a gander through the AC forums, a lot of our members are already rocking the new software.

Unlocked on AT&T, downloading now - 136mb Also my google play services is now back on October from September


Verizon must be tweaking something 5G related again. My Verizon Pixel 4XL updated this afternoon. Waiting til next week I guess for the wife's Pixel 5.


downloading now on a locked AT&T device


Yay! That's so exciting!


What about you? Did you get the December 2020 security patch?

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

  • Got it. Can't tell the difference yet. I need to start digging. Unlocked P3XL.
  • I downloaded it to my Pixel 4 XL. Configured extreme battery saver to my needs. Did not see anywhere settings for the new dynamic sound. Did not see anywhere the new charging option. I pulled the plug out off my phone before going to bed when the battery was up to 84%. The new instant screen shot is a nice UX improvement.
  • I got the update Monday. I did not have new Google Photo features or the battery charging optimization. I have both of them now.