Urgent update for ALL Google phones due to “high risk bugs” – check your settings now

GOOGLE has released a NEW update for its smartphones – and if you ignore it, you could be hacked.

If you use a Google phone, you should check for a new update immediately.

If you're using a Google Pixel phone, update now


If you’re using a Google Pixel phone, update nowCredit: Google

This latest update is specifically for pixel phonesand not in general Android smart phone.

But other Android phones also get their own security updates.

However, they can be included or ignored at different times and with different features.

The new update for Pixel phones contains “serious vulnerabilities” that could allow hackers to hijack your device. Google warned against it.

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You should update as soon as possible to close these vulnerabilities.

“All supported Pixel devices running Android 12 will start receiving these software updates starting today,” Google said.

“The rollout will continue over the next week in phases based on vendor and device.

“Users will receive a notification afterwards [over-the-air update] becomes available for your device.”

Google urged users to check and “update” their Android versions to get the latest software.

Updating your smartphone is one of the The best methods to defend against hack attacks.

Hackers prey on devices that haven’t been updated because they can access security holes that haven’t been patched yet.

It’s worth noting that the update only applies to Pixel phones, which are still supported by Google.

These include the following models:

  • Pixel 3a (XL)
  • Pixel 4 (XL)
  • Pixel 4a
  • Pixel 4a (5G)
  • pixels 5
  • Pixel 5a (5G)
  • Pixel6
  • Pixel 6 Pro

If your Pixel device is not on this list, you will not receive the update.

It may be worth considering upgrading your phone if you are no longer getting updates.

This is also when the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will receive their updates at the same time as older Pixels.

This should lead to more stable updates for the new pair of Google phones.

Aside from security patches, the new Pixel update for April includes a variety of bug fixes and improvements.

These include improvements to wireless charging performance, optimizations to stop two camera bugs, and fixes to picture-in-picture mode.

So even if you don’t care about security, it is important to update to get better phone performance.

This latest security update comes just a few days later Google was forced to rush an emergency update to prevent a “high severity” bug from being exploited.

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