The start of a new month means new Android security patches from Google.
Google today released the January 2018 Android security updates for Pixel devices. The full factory images and the OTA images are now available for download for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C. Unfortunately for Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X owners, there are no images available for those devices, which means that the December 2018 update may be the last that the Nexus phones receive. Time to pour one out.
Along with these updates, Google has posted an Android Security Bulletin to detail which vulnerabilities were squashed in this new update. The 2019-01-01 security patch level fixes vulnerabilities with the framework and system. And then there's the 2019-01-05 security patch level, which adds in fixes for vulnerabilities with the kernel components, NVIDIA components, Qualcomm components, and Qualcomm closed source components.
Google also posted a document to reveal which Pixel-specific patches are included in the January 2019 update. Vulnerabilities related to kernel components have been patched, and Google also says that the update improves audio quality when recording videos on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
If you've got a Google Pixel device, you should see your update arrive in the coming days. Let us know when your update arrives!