Update, December 3 2019 (1:21AM ET): Google has now confirmed that the December update for the Pixel 4 series is coming next week, although it didn’t give a specific rollout date.
The update brings plenty of tweaks to Google’s latest flagships, including a fix for audio hissing in Spotify and third-party camera apps. You can check out the full list of tweaks over here.
Original article, December 2 2019 (1:47PM ET): Google just rolled out the December 2019 Android security patch. If you have a Pixel device, you can check out our list of links below to grab it right now.
This patch will be the final Android update for the original Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL devices. Google technically could have stopped updating those devices in October, but it assembled one final update for them. But this is it: barring any unforeseen circumstances, your OG Pixel device won’t see any more updates.
Although the OG Pixels have the December 2019 Android security patch, for some strange reason Google didn’t push out the patch for the Google Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL. It’s possible these updates have been slightly delayed or there could be something else going on. Stay tuned for updates on that anomaly.
It should also be noted that Pixel devices won’t be the first to see the December 2019 Android security patch, as certain Samsung devices got it at the end of last week.
You can download the factory images and OTA files at the links below. You can then either flash a fresh build or sideload the OTA file. If you’d rather take the normal route, go to Settings > System > Advanced > System update and wait for the OTA notification to arrive.
- Pixel 4 XL: Not available yet
- Pixel 4: Not available yet
- Pixel 3a XL: Factory Image, OTA
- Pixel 3a: Factory Image, OTA
- Pixel 3 XL: Factory Image, OTA
- Pixel 3: Factory Image, OTA
- Pixel 2 XL: Factory Image, OTA
- Pixel 2: Factory Image, OTA
- Pixel XL: Factory Image, OTA
- Pixel: Factory Image, OTA
If you are running the December 2019 Android security patch, let us know if there are any issues in the comments below.