At the point when Google sent off its Android 14 beta program back in February, we calculated the new variant would be conveyed to conventional clients at some point in August — all things considered, Android 13 formally appeared on August 15, 2022. Also, when August traveled every which way, we were everything except specific the new operating system would be prepared in September — that is, until we heard bits of gossip it would be deferred until the primary seven day stretch of October. Presently, those tales are essentially affirmed, as Google’s September month to month security update is here, it’s actually founded on Android 13.
Today, Google posted a post about the update on its Pixel Community forums. On the majority of Pixel models, the new build has the version number TQ3A.230901.001. These month to month refreshes as a rule accompany discharge notes featuring the significant client confronting transforms we ought to hope to see, yet the current month’s just holds back the accompanying:
This update is being conveyed to all Pixel gadgets from the 4a 5G to the Pixel Overlay and Tablet. Outstandingly, the standard Pixel 4a was just guaranteed refreshes through August 2023 and isn’t accepting the present update, while the Pixel 4a 5G variation is scheduled for help until November 2023. This was to be expected because the 4a was not part of Google’s Android 14 beta program, but the 4a 5G was.
The Android Security Bulletin for September 2023, which Google released earlier this month, details the specific vulnerabilities that were fixed by the under-the-hood patches in today’s update. There are two arrangements of patches, one dated September 1, 2023, and the other dated September 5, 2023. The first holds fixes for weaknesses inside Android itself, while the subsequent set relates to equipment explicit assault surfaces. There were a total of 32 high- and critical-severity CVEs addressed in this month’s bulletin, 20 of which were fixed in the patches released on September 1 and another 12 in the set released on September 5. The most severe of these vulnerabilities was a flaw in the Bluetooth stack that could have allowed an attacker to remotely execute code on a device without the user having to be present.
The organization likewise today distributed a different security release for Pixel telephones for the period of September. There is only one vulnerability of high severity listed: CVE-2023-4211.
Google’s month to month security refreshes as a rule require about seven days to arrive at most clients, yet we’ve seen specific gadget type and transporter mixes take longer every so often. To check whether the update is accessible, go to Settings → Framework → Framework update on your Pixel, then, at that point, tap Check for update. To pause, you wouldn’t believe how simple it has become to physically refresh firmware utilizing Google’s first-party Android Streak Instrument — it’s just an issue of clicking a couple of buttons to streak the processing plant pictures or sideload the OTA document, and you ought to have the option to make the new rendition ready inside 30 minutes.