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Android 14 May Security Patch Rolls Out for Pixel Devices

TL;DR: Android 14 May security patch rolls out for Pixel devices, fixing vulnerabilities and improving Bluetooth and camera performance on select models.

The Android 14 May security patch is now available for a range of Pixel devices, including the Pixel 5a, 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 7, 7 Pro, 7a, Tablet, Fold, 8, and 8 Pro. The update comes just a day after the corresponding Pixel Watch patch.

Security Issues Resolved

The Android 14 April patch, dated 2024-05-01, addresses 11 security problems, while the 2024-05-05 patch fixes 18 issues. These vulnerabilities span from high to critical in severity.

Seven additional security fixes are listed in the dedicated bulletin for Google devices.

Multiple Builds Available

There are four different builds of the update, catering to various carriers and regions:

  1. Global
  2. KDDI (Japan)
  3. Verizon
  4. T-Mobile, C Spire, US Cellular & Cellcom

As of Tuesday afternoon (PT), the on-device OTA is rolling out. It’s a 9.54 MB patch on a Google Fi Pixel 8.

Changelog Interpretation Key

To understand the changelog for the Pixel’s Android 14 May security patch, use the following device key:

  • *[1] Pixel 5a (5G), Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet
  • *[2] Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel 8

Improvements and Fixes

The update brings enhancements and bug fixes to various aspects of the Pixel devices:

  • Bluetooth: General improvements in stability or performance for Bluetooth LE audio *[1]
  • Camera: Fix for camera performance under certain conditions when recording video *[2]

Stay tuned for more updates and improvements as Android 14 continues to evolve.


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