The first update of the year 2020 has arrived on the range Pixels of Google, and on Essential Phone: is game, in fact, the distribution of the security patches of January, this time without any delays for no one, leaving behind only the Pixels of the first generation that, as already communicated, we will no longer receive updates after the ones from last month.

The release, therefore, quite timely, as always, concerns not only the safety aspect of Android, but also adds other enhancements and fixes to individual devices:

  • Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3rd Pixel 3rd XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL

    • Fixed a display issue with notifications
    • Fixed an issue where locking the device in the startup screen of Android 10
    • Corrected a problem with receiving WiFi on some AP company
    • System stability improved
  • Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

    • Fixed a problem with the WiFi connection
  • Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL

    • Improved the audio quality from the speaker during calls
  • Pixel 3rd Pixel 3rd XL

    • Improved Audio in video recording
  • Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL

    • Corrected a problem with color calibration, in the presence of low brightness of the display
    • Improved the fluidity of the display with the application WeChat
    • Corrected a problem with activation/deactivation of the torch function with Google Assistant

With regard to the application of the patch, the bulletin spread by Google reports of the resolution of 8 vulnerabilities found with the release of the 1st of January, and 33 for those released on the 5th of the month. One of the most critical has been found in the Realtek drivers (CVE-2019-17666), other high level have affected the Kernel (CVE-2018-20856), and some of the components Qualcomm (WLAN host – CVE-2018-11843).

The patch for the smartphone Pixels can be downloaded from the following addresses:

Android 10

  • Pixels 4 XL: Android 10.0.0 — QQ1B.200105.004 — Factory-Image — OTA
  • Pixels 4: Android 10.0.0 — QQ1B.200105.004 — Factory-Image — OTA
  • Pixel 3rd XL: Android 10.0.0 — QQ1A.200105.002 — Factory-Image — OTA
  • Pixels 3a: Android 10.0.0 — QQ1A.200105.002 — Factory-Image — OTA
  • Pixels 3 XL: Android 10.0 — QQ1A.200105.002 — Factory-Image — OTA
  • Pixel 3: the Android 10.0.0 — QQ1A.200105.002 — Factory-Image — OTA
  • Pixels 2 XL: Android 10.0.0 — QQ1A.200105.002 — Factory-Image — OTA
  • Pixel 2: Android 10.0.0 — QQ1A.200105.002 — Factory-Image — OTA

Also Essential Phone has started receiving the security patches of January 2020 via OTA. The update, identified by the build QQ1A.200105.007, is not limited to introduce only the news of the most recent patch, but also includes improvements to the audio part of the device.

Happy New Year! Our first software release of 2020 for Essential Phone is here. Check your device for the update.⚡️ pic.twitter.com/0xeOm76OhL

— Essential (@essential) January 6, 2020

  • Google Pixels 4 XL is available online from Mobzilla to 779 euros.
  • Google Pixel 4 is available online from Mobzilla at 655 euro.
  • Google Pixel 3a XL is available online from Mobzilla at 399 euros , or from ePrice to € 495 per.
  • Google Pixel 3a is available online from Amazon Marketplace at 379 euro or from Amazon to 466 euro.
Available on logo_ebay.png: Pixels 4 XL to 1,057 euros, Pixels 4 to 675 euros, Pixels 3a XL 440 euros and Pixels 3a to 358 euros.
(update-07 January 2020, 11:51)