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It’s time for the August 2020 Android security patch! If you own a Google Pixel smartphone (any except for the original Pixel and the just-announced Pixel 4a), you can perform a software update check now in System Settings to grab the new patch. Conversely, you can update manually or simply wait for the OTA notification.

According to the bulletin associated with the August 2020 Android security patch, there aren’t too many updates here aside from the boost in security. That makes sense since the most recent Pixel Feature Drop happened in June. We should see the next big feature drop next month, along with the first update for the Pixel 4a.

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It should be mentioned that the August 2020 Android security patch, once again, has already rolled out to some Samsung phones. It’s starting to become dependable that Samsung pushes out a security update to some of its phones before Google does, which might influence your buying decisions going forward.

If you don’t want to wait for the OTA alert on your Pixel phone, you can always manually update. To download the factory image or OTA, click the appropriate link below. Don’t have a Pixel phone? The Google Pixel 4a costs just $349 and is one of our favorite phones of the year so far.

August 2020 Android security patch links

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