Google released the May 14 Android security update for supported Pixel smartphones. Earlier this week, the company announced that its latest updates for Pixel phones and Pixel Tablets bring fixes for one critical severity and many high severity bugs in Android system components. The company also revealed that it has resolved a camera bug on the Pixel 8 series, while the Bluetooth issue affecting some Pixel phones has also been fixed with the latest Android security update from May.

According to the company notes to the edition, the latest Google Pixel monthly security update is available for the company’s latest phones, from the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro to the Pixel 5a 5G. According to the company, Pixel smartphones running Android 14 will receive the May security update, which is expected to roll out to all users in stages over the course of a week.

Pixel phone owners who need to download and install the May security update will benefit from improvements to the stability or performance of Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) audio on their smartphones, according to the company’s changelog. The latest update also fixes a bug that affects the Pixel 8 series camera performance while recording video under certain conditions.

Google Android Security Bulletin for May countries that the most serious security issue that has been fixed is a critical security vulnerability in a system component that would allow an attacker to gain elevated privileges on a user’s device without any additional execution privileges.

The May Security Update includes fixes for high-severity vulnerabilities affecting the Android Framework, System, and Kernel components. It also comes with fixes for security flaws that affect Qualcomm, MediaTek and Arm components, according to Google’s Android security bulletin.

To download the latest May 14 Android security update on your Google Pixel phone, you can launch the Settings app and tap System > Software updates > System update. You will need to restart your phone after the update is installed to complete the process.

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