As is the case every month, Google has begun rolling out monthly security patches for pixel devices that are supported this month. The search giant also released an Android security bulletin to document all errors and vulnerabilities resolved and fixed as part of the October 2020 patch. The patch list includes some high-severity vulnerabilities in various components of the operating system, and details are provided in the bulletin.
In addition to these fixes for different Android versions, the company also details feature patches released for supported Pixel devices. These updates improve device availability by bringing performance improvements, bug fixes, and more that are unique to Pixel phones.
This month’s update brings automatic screen rotation improvements to all supported models, as well as touch sensitivity and automatic brightness improvements for the latest mid-range, Pixel 4a, and more. This update also fixes a recently reported issue with swipe-up gestures to access the recent app UI.
The following is the company’s full change log:
Patches should be rolled out to all users today through Air Update (OTA). However, the roll-out schedule may vary for devices with carrier locks. Google also provides OTA images here for users to manually load images and update devices.
In addition, the source code for this month’s patch of the Android Security Bulletin will be available on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository over the next 48 hours.