Following last month’s update with functional updates for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the April security patch is now rolling out to Pixel phones. The latest Made by Google devices continue to see Bluetooth and AOD-related improvements.

There are 11 issues resolved in the April security patch dated 2019-04-01 and 78 for 2019-04-05. Vulnerabilities range from high to critical, with the most severe relating to the media framework and a remote attacker possibly executing arbitrary code through a crafted file. 

In the Android Security & Privacy 2018 Year in Review, Google notes that “no critical security vulnerabilities affecting the Android platform were publicly disclosed without a security update or mitigation available for Android devices.” Additionally, there was an 84% year-over-year jump in security patches during Q4 2018 compared to the prior year.

According to Google, no users were affected by these security issues in April. While delayed this month by several hours, the Pixel C is still receiving Android 8.1 security patches.

The dedicated bulletin for Google’s phones and tablets lists no security fixes and four functional updates.

April 18 Pixel functional updates

The full download and OTA links for the April security patch are below. If you need help, check out our guides on how to flash a factory or OTA image.

Android 9.0

Android 8.1

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

Abner Li

Editor-in-chief. Interested in the minutiae of Google and Alphabet. Tips/talk: