Google is operating two concurrent beta applications proper now — one for Android 14 and one for the June Pixel Function Drop — however that hasn’t stopped the corporate from pushing forward on its steady channel updates. As enjoyable as new options will be, safety patches are extra essential from a sensible standpoint, and the Might 2023 replace has now arrived to shore up weaknesses in Android 13 for Pixel telephones.
As is custom, Google began seeding the replace on the primary Monday of the month. For Pixel telephones particularly, this new model comprises a few bug fixes — notably, the Pixel 7 Professional’s contact display response lag has lastly been addressed. The replace sports activities a model variety of TQ2A.230505.002 on all world variants of supported Pixel telephones.
- Enhancements for contact display response in sure circumstances *
- Repair for concern often inflicting lock display UI components to overlap with residence display launcher interface
Google additionally printed the Might Android Safety Bulletin, which outlines fixes for vulnerabilities in Android as a complete. This month’s bulletin is cut up into two patch ranges: Might 1 and Might 5. Google does this to make it simpler for particular person telephone OEMs to incorporate these fixes in their very own month-to-month patches, and as such, the primary patch stage comprises fixes for Android OS vulnerabilities, whereas the second offers with vendor-specific vulnerabilities.
The Might 1 bulletin has a complete of 16 patches for frequent vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) within the Android system and framework. In the meantime, 29 vendor-specific CVEs had been mounted within the Might 5 patch stage. In whole, 45 CVEs have been plugged up, with none being deemed crucial — solely excessive and reasonable severity, with the worst vulnerability probably resulting in privilege escalation provided that an attacker had bodily entry to your system.
The replace is rolling out now to Pixel telephones, and all you must do to get it’s head to Settings -> System -> System replacethen faucet Test for replace. Relying in your provider, there could also be a slight delay within the replace’s availability, however in the event you’re in a rush, there’s all the time the guide methodology of flashing the manufacturing facility pictures or sideloading the OTA.