Pixel device owners, start your Wi-Fi radios. The monthly security update for Pixel phones has been submitted by Google. The updates are available as both direct download of firmware and OTA files, but it should appear on at least a few phones from today.
While Google does its usual care in documenting the changes it makes in Android to patch security vulnerabilities, there is nothing particularly interesting about the changes. In particular, the Widevine bug that blocked DRM-protected video playback that we reported on last month is not addressed here. That does not mean that is not resolved, but we think Google would mention it if that were the case.
You can read the exhaustive list of security customizations in the latest update here. The update is now rolled out in batches for Pixel 3, 3 XL, 3a, 3a XL, 4, 4 XL, 4a, 4a 5G and Pixel 5.