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- Google is rolling out the August 2021 Android security patch to Google Pixel devices.
- There is only one feature fix, but it is an important feature to prevent accidental use of Google Assistant.
- It is rolling out to Pixel 3 and newer devices.
There is only one general fix in the August security update. However, you might appreciate it. Google solved a “problem” of accidentally calling Google Assistant. The tech company didn’t elaborate on what it was, but if you are tired of the assistant interjecting when you don’t need its help, it may be welcomed. Security fixes are mainly for moderate defects in NFC (for pixels) and Qualcomm closed source components.
If you decide to upgrade immediately, you don’t have to sit still. You can manually install the August security updates by downloading the relevant factory or OTA images below. If you don’t have a Pixel, you should get an equivalent update (minus Pixel-specific fixes) in the next few days.
August 2021 Android Security Patch Link
- Google Pixel 5
- Google Pixel 4a 5G
- Google Pixel 4a
- Google Pixel 4 XL
- Google Pixel 4
- Google Pixel 3a XL
- Google Pixel 3a
- Google Pixel 3 XL
- Google Pixel 3