Considered one of the perks of shopping for a Pixel cellphone is that it is first-in-line for main software program updates and security patches. As soon as Google rolls a brand new OTA replace out, Pixels get it earlier than anybody else. At the least, that is presupposed to be how issues work.
Google started rolling out the November 2019 security patch on November 4, and for the most half, it was a reasonably generic replace. Some individuals in our boards reported getting it on their gadgets, however as the days have gone on, increasingly individuals have been speaking out about nonetheless not seeing the replace — together with yours really.
It is 12:22 PM on November 5 and my Pixel 4 nonetheless hasn’t obtained the November security patch
— Joe Maring (@JoeMaring1) November 5, 2019
After a heap of complaints began piling up in Google’s official Pixel Telephone Assist boards, a rep from the firm reached out with the following response:
The replace is rolling out and you need to see it in the subsequent few weeks.
That is…odd. Security patches are often out there on Pixels shortly after the new security bulletin is revealed, so what’s inflicting the holdup this time round?
Some individuals on Google’s assist boards are reporting that their outdated Pixels have gotten the November patch, however their new Pixel 4 continues to be caught on the October one. For the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, specifically, the November replace additionally consists of adjustments to the method Google’s Easy Show characteristic works — permitting the 90Hz display to be enabled extra typically.
Maybe Google’s testing the waters with small teams of Pixel 4 house owners with this patch to see how issues shake out earlier than pushing it to everybody? No matter the purpose is, relaxation assured that you just aren’t the just one with outdated software program in your shiny, brand-new Pixel 4.