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Somehow, some Pixel owners are getting the July security patch

The update is supposedly 79.8MB in size and is only meant for Googlers.

Published onJune 19, 2019

Google Pixel 3a XL front of the phone

Even though we’re a bit past the halfway point in June, some lucky Pixel owners on Reddit (via Droid Life) reportedly received the July 2019 security patch. Most of the people who reported receiving the update own the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.

Interestingly, this appears to be a mistake on Google’s part of sending them the internal build for the July 2019 security patch. Coming in at 79.8MB, the update seemingly includes “critical bug fixes.” Not much else is known about the update, though it comes in as build PQ3B.190705.003.

Screenshot of an internal build of the Pixel's July 2019 security patch
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Google’s been known to sometimes accidentally push out internal builds to regular devices. Back in 2016, a Nexus 6P owner in 2016 received an internal build of Android 7.0 Nougat before the update’s official launch.

We won’t know what else the update includes until the lucky few who have it check it out for themselves. For now, all we can do is wait until the July 2019 security patch officially arrives for everyone else sometime during the beginning of July.

We’ll keep a close eye out for the official build. In the meantime, let us know your memories of Google’s dogfood apps in the comments below.

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