Google Pixel update: April 2019 security patches and Android Q beta 2 released!

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April 03, 2019: A new version of the Android Q is now available for the Pixel handsets. Dubbed beta 2, the update is also available as an OTA for download.

April 02, 2019: The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are receiving a new software update to April 2019. The update is arriving as version PQ2A.190405.003 and is available over the air, meaning it may take a few days before all units get the OTA.

The update is rolling out to both unlocked and carrier variants on Verizon Wireless.

For the latest software update news for the first-gen Google Pixel and Pixel XL, you have come to the right place. This page brings you a summary of the monthly security updates these two receive alongside any other interesting software update news, both official and unofficial updates.

Google Pixel update timeline

Note: The table below applies to both the Pixel and Pixel XL handsets as they receive exactly the same version of the software update.

Date Software version Changelog
03 Apr 2019 QPP2.190228.021 | Android Q Android Q beta 2
01 Apr 2019 PQ2A.190405.003 | Android 9 April 2019 security patch
13 Mar 2019 QPP1.190205.018 | Android Q Android Q beta 1
04 Mar 2019 PQ2A.190305.002 | Android 9 March 2019 security patch
03 Feb 2019 PQ2A.190205.003 | Android 9 February 2019 security patch
07 Jan 2019 PQ1A.190105.004 | Android 9 January 2019 security patch
03 Dec 2018 PQ1A.181205.002.A1 | Android 9 December 2018 security patch
05 Nov 2018 PPR2.181005.003.A1 | Android 9 November 2018 security patch
01 Oct 2018 PPR2.181005.003 | Android 9 October 2018 security patch
05 Sep 2018 PPR2.180905.006.A1 | Android 9 September 2018 security patch
03 July 2018 OPM4.171019.021.P1 | Android 8.1 July 2018 security patch

Google Pixel Android Q update

  • Both Pixel and Pixel XL are eligible for Q
  • Android Q Beta 2 released on April 3
  • Beta 1 was released on March 13
  • Stable release expected in August

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL came preinstalled with Android 7.0 Nougat and are currently running Android 9 Pie, their second last major OS upgrade. The two are also part of the ongoing Android Q beta testing program, something that was quite unexpected by many owners of the device.

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Just so you, the update to Android Q beta is already available for download.

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