Android October security update tracker for major OEMs & carriers…


Android updates are all over the place. It’s been years since Android devices were first released but OEMs and Google are yet to figure out how to streamline the update process.

Google has tried a few things such as introducing the Android One program and also Android GSIs (Generic System Images) in an effort to make Android updates seamless and quick.

Of course, neither of these have made much of a dent in how OEMs release updates for their devices. Matter of fact, Xiaomi managed to screw up updates for its Android One line of devices big time.

OnePlus-8-5G

OnePlus 8

We’re not only talking about major Android updates here. More often than not, device vendors fail to push security updates on time for certain models. Therefore, it’s hard to know when your device is going to receive a security update.

That said, in order to make things easier for you, we’re going to track the rollout of the October security patch for devices for all major OEMs as well as mobile carriers.

The tracker below will be updated as and when an OEM or carrier begins rolling out the October security update for any device. So make sure to keep an eye on this post regularly to know when the update rolls out for your phone or tablet.

    NOTE: Clicking/tapping on a concerned section in the OEM- and Carrier-specific index below will take you to the section/table of your interest.
INDEX for OEMs and Carriers
OEM October security update tracker

    NOTE: If the table below is empty it means none of the devices have received the October patch yet. The entries will be done as and when the updates go live.
Device Date Details Description/changelog
Google Pixel 2 Oct. 05 – Build/version no: RP1A.201005.004 (Source)
Google Pixel 2 XL Oct. 05 – Build/version no: RP1A.201005.004 (Source)
Google Pixel 3 Oct. 05 – Build/version no: RP1A.201005.004 (Source)
Google Pixel 3 XL Oct. 05 – Build/version no: RP1A.201005.004 (Source)
Google Pixel 3a Oct. 05 – Build/version no: RP1A.201005.004 (Source)
Device Date Details Description/changelog
Google Pixel 3a XL Oct. 05 – Build/version no: RP1A.201005.004 (Source)
Google Pixel 4 Oct. 05 – Build/version no: RP1A.201005.004 (Source)
Google Pixel 4 XL Oct. 05

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