The 10th version of Android may be a good operating system, but it needed some more security, since some vulnerabilities were from high to critical, with the most severe relating to the media framework and a remote attacker possibly executing arbitrary code through a crafted file. Therefore, 13 issues were resolved in the Android 10 September patch dated 2019-09-01 and 36 for the patch of 2019-09-05.
Officials of Google claimed “no critical security vulnerabilities affecting the Android platform were publicly disclosed without a security update or mitigation available for Android devices.”, when referring to the Android Security & Privacy 2018 Year in Review.
There were “no reports of active customer exploitation or abuse of these newly reported issues.”, according to Google. The dedicated bulletin for Google’s phones and tablets lists not less than 103 security fixes.
The good news won’t stop for Google’s users. The QP1A.190711.020.C3 OTA started rolling out yesterday. Some owners of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a who are already on the Android 10 September security patch are receiving an over 1GB update with the full OS release notes attached. Other users of Android are just seeing a 2.4MB OTA that fixes critical bugs.
Google has released a new build of Android 10 for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL.
It’s nice to see Google upgrading its Android so much, since it’s the most popular operating system for smartphones and tablets and it keeps making fabulously rich the huge company headquartered in Mountain View. According to a statement made about 3 years ago by a court filing by Oracle, Google made $31 billion in revenue from Android. Oracle is engaged in a protracted lawsuit against Google, over its alleged infringement in Android of two of Oracle’s Java-related patents.
To check for updates for your Android device, always head into Settings > System > Advanced > System update.