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Google Starts Sharing Additional Pixel and Nexus Improvements Baked Into Monthly Security Patches

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Along with yesterday’s November security patch, Google began sharing specific changes made to their Pixel and Nexus line-up through a separate bulletin. In this bulletin, Google not only points out the security vulnerabilities that were addressed for Pixel and Nexus, they also share “functional updates” that were included. These updates aren’t security related and are instead changes to Android that could fix Bluetooth bugs, improve the camera, that sort of thing.

Google also included last month’s Pixel/Nexus bulletin, but it doesn’t have anything listed at this time under this new “Functional updates” section that we’ll certainly be paying attention to going forward. Should you have ever accepted a monthly update in the past and wondered what else Google tweaked, we’ll now have a place to go look instead of just guessing.

So what’s new in the November update for Pixel and Nexus devices? We’ve included the entire table below, but you can see that Google made a bunch of Bluetooth adjustments (connection pairing and info display in carkits), a couple to the camera (improved autofocus), and also overall application stability.

ReferencesCategoryImprovements
A-65225835AudioVolume warning threshold adjusted in some regions.
A-37943083BluetoothImprovements for Bluetooth devices only supporting AVRCP version 1.3.
A-63790458BluetoothImproved headset connection pairing.
A-64142363BluetoothImproved song info display on some Bluetooth carkits.
A-64991621BluetoothImproved metadata in some carkits.
A-65223508BluetoothImproved Bluetooth connections to some carkits.
A-65463237BluetoothImproved Magic Tether on BLE.
A-64977836CameraImproved Autofocus during video capture.
A-65099590CameraImproved front camera response speed.
A-64103722Mobile dataAdjusted YouTube switching from mobile data to Wi-Fi.
A-65113738Mobile dataMobile data adjustments on 3 Network.
A-37187694StabilityImproved application stability.

I like it. Thanks, Google!

// Android

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