Google introduces new March 2021 Android Security patch for Pixel devices

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With the starting of this month, Google has published a new Android Security Patch right on time. Google revealed the updated March 2021 security bulletin along with the list of eligible Pixel devices. The search giant states that “the Pixel devices running Android 11 will receive these software updates as part of the March 2021 update, which begins rolling out to users today.”
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Along with the new security update, Google also drops new features accompanied by various fixes and improvements which promotes performance, stability, battery, and more.
The global update is available for Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 3a series, Pixel 3, and Pixel 4 series which brings the following build number:

Build numbers:

  • Global:
    • Pixel 3 (XL): RQ2A.210305.006
    • Pixel 3a (XL): RQ2A.210305.006
    • Pixel 4 (XL): RQ2A.210305.006
    • Pixel 4a: RQ2A.210305.006
    • Pixel 4a (5G): RQ2A.210305.006
    • Pixel 5: RQ2A.210305.006
  • Virgin UK:
    • Pixel 4a: RQ2A.210305.007
    • Pixel 4a (5G): RQ2A.210305.007
    • Pixel 5: RQ2A.210305.007

The update also includes the latest Pixel Feature Drop, which enables underwater photo capture, smart compose in Gboard, a new bedtime schedule for the Pixel Stand, bring new wallpapers, and adds a more shareable Recorder.

Below is the published list of functional enhancements by Google:

  • Apps – Devices: Pixel 3 / XL, Pixel 3a / XL, Pixel 4 / XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5

    ◊ Fix for issue causing Android Auto disconnect in certain scenarios.

  • Display/ Graphics – Devices: Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5

    ◊ Fix for issue causing the full-screen display to appear chopped in certain use cases.

  • Framework – Devices: Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5

    ◊ Fix for issue preventing auto-rotate response.

  • Power – Devices: Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5

    ◊ Fix for issue causing battery indicator percentage to get stuck.

  • System – Devices: Pixel 3 / XL, Pixel 3a / XL

    ◊ Kernel update to 4.9.237

  • System – Devices: Pixel 4 / XL, Pixel 4a

    ◊ Kernel update to 4.14.199

  • System – Devices: Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5

    ◊ Kernel update to 4.19.135

  • System UI – Devices: Pixel 3 / XL, Pixel 3a / XL, Pixel 4 / XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5

    ◊ Fix for issue preventing heads-up notification for starred contacts in DND mode.

  • Telephony – Devices: Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5

    ◊ Fix to prevent missed call notifications in certain scenarios.

The OTA update is rolling out in phase-manner so it will hit your Pixel device anytime soon via a pop-up notification.

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