April 2018 security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices is out

Starting of every month Google will release the latest android security patches for their Nexus and Pixel range of devices. Like that, today they’ve officially published the April 2018 security patch and its detailed bulletin lists. The OTA and Factory Image files of this april 2018 patch are now available to download at official developer site. This new patch brings several enhancements and bug fixes for Pixel and Nexus series devices.

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Following eligible devices are now receiving this April security software update:

  • Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL (build number – OPM2.171019.029)
  • Pixel C (build number – OPM1.171019.026)
  • Nexus 6P (build number – OPM5.171019.019)
  • Nexus 5X (build number – OPM2.171019.029)

As earlier mentioned Google has also revealed the list of improvements that are included within april month patch. According to the bulletin list, the security update will perform tweaks in the following sections such as messaging, camera, logging, video, UI, performance, battery, stability, connectivity, audio, developer and certification.

Here we’ve updated the few improvements lists for Pixel devices:

  • Enables Assisted Dialing support
  • Enhances microvideo feature in Google camera
  • Improved VoLTE to VoWiFi handover for specific carrier during Emergency calls
  • Improved fingerprint and keyboard latency
  • Delayed launch time for some apps has been reduced
  • IMS911 features has been enabled for certain networks
  • Magnetic sensor performance has been enhanced
  • Data connectivity related improvements for some carriers

Still more enhancements are loaded within the april security bundle. You can view the full changelog of this update here. Google Pixel and Nexus device users will receive this security firmware update via automatic OTA. You can also download the OTA or factory image files from official site and flash it on your device. If you don’t want to flash the image file on your device, then check for the update from Settings > About phone > Software update. If it’s available for your device download & install it, otherwise wait for auto push update from Google or carrier networks.