What's been fixed for Pixel 8


Following QPR2 last month, the Android April 14 security patch is rolling out today for the Pixel 5a, 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 7, 7 Pro, 7a, tablet, Fold, 8, and 8 Pro. This release came later than usual in the afternoon, while the Pixel Watch update came earlier.

There are 8 security issues resolved in the Android 14 April patch for 2024-04-01 and 20 security issues for 2024-04-05. Vulnerabilities range from moderate to severe.

A dedicated bulletin for Google devices lists 25 additional security fixes with the global build only. Specifically, Google warned how CVE-2024-29745 (High Severity, Bootloader) and CVE-2024-29748 (High, Pixel Firmware) “may be subject to limited, targeted exploitation.”

The on-device OTA on the Pixel 8 comes in at 29.84 MB.


Use the following device keys to annotate the Pixel's Android April 14 security patch changelog:

  • ,[1] pixel 8 pro, pixel 8
  • ,[2] Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel Fold
  • ,[3] Pixel 5a (5G)

biometrics

  • Fixed an issue that caused a black screen to appear when unlocking the screen in certain situations*[3]

camera

  • Solution for camera stability under certain conditions when switching between different zooms*[2]
  • Fixed an issue with black halo artifacts appearing under certain conditions in the viewfinder when transitioning from photo to video mode at 1x zoom*[1]
  • Fix issue where users are unable to re-display the image after tapping anywhere on the viewfinder*[1]

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