Less than three weeks after receiving the first update with the June security package, Google Pixel 3rd and 3rd XL smartphones were updated with the July Android patch by mistake.
The installation, which weighs 79.8 MB, came in a notification that should be intended only for internal staff of the mountain view giant, confidentially. Some users would have received the message on the system update screen, while others only realized they were up to date after checking the patch level.
“This is a confidential OTA for Googlers just to upgrade their device to Android 9 with July 2019 security patches and critical fixes. You can use your device normally, but do not discuss or comment on this update externally. “
Despite having accidentally leaked, the new firmware does not seem to come with major changes to Google’s intermediaries. They have only the company’s most up-to-date security suite – expected to be available only in about two weeks.
So far, the search giant has not commented on the error or a possible withdrawal of the update until it approaches the correct date.