The August 2021 Android update is now available for download, with all these new features and changes.
The Android security patch and August update are now available, along with the security bulletin that collects the vulnerabilities fixed over the past few weeks by Google and its partners.
The August 2021 Android update is available for download on Google Pixel devices starting with the Pixel 3. The 2016 Pixel and Pixel 2 are no longer part of the list of phones compatible with the new system and security updates.
As usual, Samsung has managed to get ahead of Google and over the last few days had already updated some of its models with the August patch. However, it should not be forgotten that manufacturers have access to the patch a few days before Google publishes it in its newsletter.
August 2021 Android update comes with security improvements
In this case, we are not talking about an update of the Pixel Feature Drop type, but rather a patch intended to provide specific security improvements targeted at Google phones and those of other manufacturers.
Those who do not want to wait for the arrival of the update to their phones can proceed to perform the manual installation of the OTA file corresponding to the August patch released by Google.
On the other hand, the security bulletin lists all the vulnerabilities that have been fixed with this update, categorized according to the level of threat they posed to the platform.
Download August 2021 Android security update
The August 2021 Android security patch will be released in the coming hours via OTA gradually, and will gradually reach compatible models. However, it is already possible to download the corresponding update packages for each device, to perform the manual installation either through the OTA file or through the factory image of each phone: