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January 2023 Android security patch here for Pixels

Get your vulnerabilities fixed with this latest update, the first for 2023.

Published onJanuary 3, 2023

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The January 2023 Android security patch is here! If you own a recent Google Pixel smartphone, you can perform a software update check now in System Settings to grab it. You can also update manually or simply wait for the OTA notification.

Related: How Google Pixel prices for phones changed over the years

We expect the next big Pixel feature drop to land in March. As such, this month’s update just brings vulnerability fixes with no new features. However, this is notable for being the first update for 2023.

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 6a costs just $499 and will receive software updates until 2027.

January 2023 Android security patch links

Note: These links are for unlocked models only. If you have a carrier-branded Pixel, you will need to visit here for factory images or here for OTA images.

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