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New Google Pixel September Update Rolls Out Ahead of Android 14

Google has released its monthly update for Pixel devices, arriving later than usual this September. The update includes the latest security patches from the Android Security Bulletin for September 2023, but does not contain the long-awaited Android 14 update.

The September 2023 update started rolling out to eligible Pixel phones on September 19th and will reach all devices over the course of the next week. Users can check for the update by going to Settings > System > System Update.

What’s in the Update

According to Google’s release notes, the September update focuses solely on security. It includes fixes for 22 vulnerabilities ranging from moderate to critical severity.

There are no new features or major bug fixes included in this release. The only thing notable about the update is the security patches.

Android 14 Delayed

The update arriving late in September suggests Google has delayed the release of Android 14. Originally anticipated to launch in early September, the new operating system will likely arrive in October instead.

The hold up is believed to be related to the October 4th unveiling of the Pixel 8 series. Google often aligns major Android releases with hardware launches.

In the meantime, Android 14 betas are still rolling out. The first quarterly platform release (QPR1) beta is expected later this week. This will give users a taste of Android’s next version before the official, stable update lands next month.

The September 2023 security update is rolling out now to Pixel 4a 5G and newer devices. Android fans eagerly await details from Google on when Android 14 will finally be released.

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