The January 2021 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.
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According to the bulletin associated with the January 2021 Android security patch, there are a whole bunch of bug fixes in this update. Over at the Pixel Phone help site, Google listed them all out. Check out the image below for a roundup.
This would be a good time to remind you that the January 2021 Android security patch will not land on the Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. Those devices saw their last updates in December. They will no longer see any love from Google.
If you donâ€™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. Donâ€™t have a Pixel phone? The Google Pixel 4a costs just $349 and is one of our favorite phones of 2020.
January 2021 Android security patch links
Note: These links are forÂ unlocked models only. If you have a carrier-branded Pixel, you will need to visit here for factory images or here for OTA images.
- Google Pixel 5
- Google Pixel 4a 5G
- Google Pixel 4a
- Google Pixel 4 XL
- Google Pixel 4
- Google Pixel 3a XL
- Google Pixel 3a
- Google Pixel 3 XL
- Google Pixel 3