Google accidentally pushed 'internal' November security update to some Pixel units via OTA

We are already in November but there are some devices that are still awaiting the previous month’s security patches. However, if you are a Google Pixel device user then you should be familiar with the term timely updates.

However, in a recent development, Google accidentally pushed the November security update for some of the Pixel devices. This build is purely meant for internal Google usage and by looking at the screenshot shared by one of the users, the “dogfood” tag, reveals the same.


Talking about the update, it carries build number QP1A.191105.003 is incremental in nature and brings in the latest November 2019 security patch on top of Android 10. Moreover, the update also tags some bug fixes as well. It weighs in around 15.8 MB in size.

Below is the official changelog of this “accidental” November update:


  • Security patch level: November 5, 2019

The update is very confidential and it states a clear warning that after updating, the user can use the device normally but can not discuss or comment anything about this update externally.

Note that the update is meant for Google’s internal developer team. It was never meant to be pushed publicly. Moreover, looking at the discussions on Reddit, many users (apparently Google Pixel 3/3 XL owners) have received this update days before the usual rollout routine:


FYI, Samsung has already pushed the November 2019 security updates for some of its devices namely Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Tab S4 and Galaxy S10 family.

If you have not got the update for your Pixel device then, you can head over to Settings>>System>>Advanced>>System Updates>>Check for updates for manually checking for it. 

Feel free to let us in the comments below if you also got this “accidental” November update for your Google Pixel device and what all improvements you noticed with the new update.

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