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Google March 2020 Security Patch: Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 with Pixel Feature Drop

Google has released the March 2020 security patch with an Android 10 update for Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 smartphones. It comes with the second Pixel Feature Drop.

With this update, the company added new features like Motion Sense improvements for the Pixel 4, fast access to cards and passes, and new AR features for Duo.

Google releases the first Android 11 Developer Preview [Download Now]

Google resolved 12 issues in the March security patch dated 2020-03-01 and 60 issues for 2020-03-05.  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.”

The dedicated bulletin for Google’s phones and tablets lists 53 security fixes and 25 functional updates.

Android 10

  • Pixel 4 XL: Android 10 — QQ2A.200305.003 (All), QQ2A.200305.004.A1 (AT&T)— Factory Image (2) — OTA (2)
  • Pixel 4: Android 10 — QQ2A.200305.003 (All), QQ2A.200305.004.A1 (AT&T)— Factory Image (2) — OTA (2)
  • Pixel 3a XL: Android 10 — QQ2A.200305.002 (All carriers except Sprint, Fi)— Factory Image — OTA
  • Pixel 3a: Android 10 — QQ2A.200305.002 (All carriers except Sprint, Fi)— Factory ImageOTA
  • Pixel 3 XL: Android 10 — QQ2A.200305.002 (All carriers except Sprint, Fi)— Factory ImageOTA
  • Pixel 3: Android 10 — QQ2A.200305.002 (All carriers except Sprint, Fi)— Factory ImageOTA
  • Pixel 2 XL: Android 10 — QQ2A.200305.002 — Factory Image — OTA
  • Pixel 2: Android 10 — QQ2A.200305.002 — Factory Image — OTA

All other fixes are:

  • Fix for certain app overlay elements stuck on the home screen
  • Fix for static noise during audio capture
  • Improvements for Bluetooth connectivity with certain fitness tracker devices
  • Improvements to autofocus in the camera
  • Improvements to animation for a quick switch in gesture navigation
  • [Pixel 3a/XL] Fix for undismissable emergency notifications
  • Fix for broken live wallpapers on some devices
  • Improvements to notification icon display in dark theme
  • Clarified dark theme helper text in settings
  • Fix for undismissable location access notification after the emergency call
  • Fix for corrupted video playback in certain apps while using Picture-in-Picture mode
  • Improvements to 4k video playback performance
  • [Pixel 3/XL, 3a/XL] Fix for corrupted video playback in certain apps after locking screen
  • Fix for lost Wi-Fi network configurations

//9to5google


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