Google Pixel Phones Receive May 2021 Android Security Patch with Important Fixes: Learn Here


Pixel smartphones will receive a new update that fixes a list of vulnerabilities. Google has released security update bulletins for May (2021) that list vulnerabilities in Pixel smartphones and other Android phones. While the vulnerabilities inherent in Pixel smartphones are rated as moderate, the more general Android release has classified some issues from high to critical. Pixel smartphones designed to receive the latest updates include Pixel 3 and later models. A few of Samsung’s Android-flagship smartphones have already received the May 2021 Android security patch.

While May 2021 Android Security Patch OEM equipment should be deployed on schedule, Pixel handsets usually receive update notices on the date of publication. The updates apply to worldwide versions of compatible Pixel smartphones, most of which have an assembly number of RQ2A.210505.002, except Google Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 with updates to consolidated version RQ2A.210505.003.

Some Samsung Galaxy devices that have already received the May 2021 Android security patch include Samsung Galaxy S20 series three devices in their configuration – Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 +and Galaxy S20 Ultra, and Samsung Galaxy S21 series it contains Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 +and Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphones. Both series received improvements in camera performance and Samsung’s Quick Share feature for transferring data between Galaxy devices. Both series also first received updates in Europe, which should be rolled out to other regions soon.

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Sourabh Kulesh is the editor-in-chief of Gadgets 360. He has worked for a national daily newspaper, news agency, magazine and has now written technology news online. He has knowledge of a wide range of topics related to cybersecurity, business and consumer technology. Write to [email protected] or connect to Twitter via his handle @KuleshSourabh.

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