Posted on Mar 6 2019 - 12:06am by Anurag Kumar

March 2019 Android Security Update is now rolling for Google Pixel devices via OTA dated 5 March. Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have got functional patches which improves startup and responsiveness of Camera app, improves storage performance and Bluetooth reliability.

March 2019 Android Security Update is rolling in the form of Android 9.0.0 PQ2A.190305.002 build number, which is same for Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel and Pixel XL whereas OPM8.190305.001 build number is rolling for Pixel C (on Android Oreo).

Google March 2019 Android Security Update

Official functional patches details for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are as follows:

References Category Improvements Devices
A-122471935 Camera Improves Startup and responsiveness of Camera app Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-112046316 A-118317435 A-120212581 Performance Improves recovery in the instance of OTA update failure Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-120920537 Performance Improves storage performance on Pixel 3 devices Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-119776006 Bluetooth Improves bluetooth reliability on Pixel 3 devices Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-111260263 A-116848259 Media Improves playback of encrypted media on some video apps Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL

We have already updated our Pixel 2 XL to March 2019 Android Security Update and till now no major changes are spotted.

Download March 2019 Android Security Update

Verizon Wireless has also announced the PQ2A.190305.002 build number update for Pixel device as System Update 30.

If you have updated your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, let us know the improvements noticed in the Camera app. Drop your comments below.

Source: Pixel Update Bulletin, Android Security Bulletin

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