Google is rolling out its first monthly update in 2019 for its
flagship Android devices. The only listed change is a bug fix
addressing an audio quality issue on both models of the Pixel 3
occurs while recording video, as reported by users on
Meanwhile, the Pixel 2 / 2 XL, Pixel / XL, and Pixel C are also
receiving January updates to patch security vulnerabilities and
generally just keep up shop. I received the update late last
night on a Pixel 3XL unit that was having some stability
issues, applied the update, and was greeted by a smoother
experience, complete with the audio quality fixes.
Notably exempt from this month’s update are Google’s older
Nexus 5X and 6P phones, which
have reached the end of Google’s three-year commitment to
provide device security updates.
As for availability, the free January update is rolling out to
Pixel users throughout today.