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Google’s October security update fixes the Pixel and Pixel XL’s fast-charging problems

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Google Pixel Vjeran Pavic

Google released Android’s October security update today, bringing with it a few fixes and functional improvements for the company’s Pixel devices. Most notable among the patches is a fix for fast-charging issues which have been affecting 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL phones since the release of Android 9 Pie.

Google acknowledged that the OS update broke fast charging between original Pixel devices and some third-party power adapters that lacked USB Power Delivery, but everything should be back to normal now.

The October update also includes improvements to Android Auto stability and “improved performance for certain protected media formats” on the Pixel 2. You can download it now by going to Settings —> System —> Advanced —> System update.