The first update to Android 13 after last month’s launch is rolling out today with the September security patch for the Pixel 4/XL, 4a, 4a 5G, 5, 5a, 6, and 6 Pro.

There are 15 security issues resolved in the Android 13 September patch dated 2022-09-01 and 36 for 2022-09-05. Vulnerabilities range from moderate to critical.

In the most recent Android Security & Privacy 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.

The dedicated bulletin for Google devices lists five additional security fixes, while there is just a global build.

Like with the first few Pixel 6 and 6 Pro updates, the Pixel 6a patch is not rolling out on the same day, though it should pick up a welcome improvement when it becomes available “later this month.”

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