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For Google Pixel Phones, the March 2023 Android Security Update is available

The March Google Pixel update is finally available, even though it was supposed to arrive on the second Monday of the month because Google remained silent for the previous week. As many of us have been testing the stable build of Android 13 QPR2, this update is bigger than normal and contains a ton of bug fixes.

Feel free to update if you wish while we compile the complete changelog of bug fixes (here is the complete list). This version should fix any bugs that have been present since the last significant QPR1 upgrade a few months ago. In a community blog post, Google also makes reference to “new functionality” that would presumably be released as part of a Pixel Feature Drop, although the link they point to for those features is currently broken.

UPDATE: The full list of what’s new is available here. This month is in fact a Pixel Feature Drop month.

UPDATE 2: As has been noted, the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a are absent from our database. Google has not explained what is going on or the reason those were left out. Although they are listed in the problem fix, no factory images nor official build numbers exist yet.

All of the active Pixel phones, including the Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro, have March factory images and OTA 13.0 files provided by Google to get things started. If several days pass without an update,we’ll be sure to let you know.