The March Android update is now available: discover the news and the phones it can be installed on.
As always, the first Monday in March comes Android security patch and update for this final period, along with the security bulletin, which contains the security vulnerabilities that have been corrected by Google and its partners in the past few weeks.
The The Android update from March 2021 is available for download on Google Pixel devices from Pixel 3. The Pixel 2016 and Pixel 2 are no longer part of the list of terminals compatible with new system and security updates.
Samsung has reached another month Get ahead of google and in the past few days it had already updated some of its models with the March patch. But don’t forget that Manufacturers have access to the patch a few days in advance that Google publishes it in its newsletter.
With the March update, a new “Feature Drop” will be provided for Pixel devices
In this case, it has since been a Pixel Feature Drop update Introduces functional changes and new features targeting Pixel series phones. The full list of messages can be found in the official change bulletin.
It’s also about them first security update published since Google announced Android 12 and released the first developer preview.
If you don’t want to wait for the update on your phone, you can manually install the OTA file, which corresponds to the March patch published by Google.
On the other hand, the security bulletin lists them all Vulnerabilities that have been fixed with this update, categorized according to the level of threat to the platform. Some of them are Specific performance and security improvements for Pixel phones.
The March 2021 Android security patch It will be released gradually via OTA over the next few hours and will gradually reach compatible models. However, it is already possible Download the appropriate update packages for each deviceto perform the manual installation either from the OTA file or from the factory image of each terminal:
Web Recorder, Smart Compose, Underwater Photography and more
Be an update of the type Feature dropwe find various news that only reach Pixel devices.
Among them we find the possibility of Access to the recorder of Pixel devices from the Internetthat makes it easy to play, search, and share audio.
On the other hand, Google is bringing the pixels to its pixels Underwater photography functionand give the owners of a terminal of this series the possibility of Record videos or pictures underwater with the native camera app and a special protective cover.
Google states that After this update, many of the cameras will work will be available underwater.
To all of this we must also add a New collection of colorful background images, the “Smart Compose” function, which offers suggestions for completing sentences as you write – in English only –and a new style for nighttime viewing when the device is charged using the Pixel Stand cordless base.
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