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October 2022 Android security patch here for Pixel phones

Google has fixed some bugs, as usual, and also brought in the latest security patches.

Published onOctober 3, 2022

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The October 2022 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

Considering this is not a feature drop release, there isn’t much to this update besides the security patch and some bug fixes. However, it does bring a fix for VPN problems, which no doubt have been problematic for users. You can see the full changelog here.

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.

October 2022 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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