Like clockwork, Google has released its monthly pixel updates, which provide security updates and bug fixes and other improvements. This month we have seven changes known as “functional connection” tips, including automatic rotation upgrades, automatic brightness fixes for the Pixel 4a, bootloop troubleshooting and a few other changes. Unfortunately, this month also marks the end of the alleged support lifetime of Pixel 2 and 2XL. Google has confirmed to us that there will only be one more update for phones in December.
Below is a full list of functional changes and the devices to which they apply:
We should note that during our testing and review we had a bit of a problem with the automatic brightness feature of the Pixel 4a, but at least one post-release link included the appropriate fixes, and it looks like there are some additional changes in this release.
When it comes to security-related changes in the October update, Google says There are no pixel-specific enhancements outside of the included functional patches. The Changes to the common Android bulletin However, often “high” and “critical” severity corrections are included.
Create images are not separated by carrier or region because they were sometimes and for pixel 4a Last month. They are very similar to what we know about Google’s current build number scheme, and, like other recent releases, point to recent / realistic dates months in advance:
Pixel 2, 2XL, 3, 3XL, 3A, 3A XL, 4, and 4XL: RP1A201005.004
Pixel 4A: RP1A.201005.006
We should note that this is the final update to the Pixel 2 and 2XL. Only Google has promised that the pair of phones will receive the new software Until this month. A Google representative has confirmed that both phones will receive only one update in December, similar to the 2016 Pixel. Bonus update. That means no renewal is planned for November.
Factory and OTA images, for the impatient, are available at the source links below. The update should come out soon via the most traditional methods.