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Android July 2023 update improves battery life

Google has just confirmed the deployment of the July 2023 Android update. Of course, the Google Pixels are the first to benefit from it. Via this patch, the Pixel Tablet benefits from some improvements.

Credits: Google

While the June 2023 Android update improved the Galaxy S23’s photo capabilities, Google has just confirmed the deployment of the Android update of July 2023 this Thursday, July 6, 2023. Of course, Google Pixels running Android 13 will be the first to benefit from it today.

The rollout will continue during the week in waves, depending on the region and device. When the update is available, users will get a notification to download the OTA on their smartphone/tablet.

Google fixes several vulnerabilities

As usual, this patch includes numerous bug fixes and various performance improvements for Pixel owners. As detailed in the Android security bulletin shared by Google, the update also fixes a few vulnerabilities.

The most serious of these is a critical vulnerability in the system component which could lead to remote code execution without requiring any additional execution privileges. It is specified that the user’s assistance is not necessary to exploit this flaw.

In total, 12 high severity vulnerabilities found in Android have been fixed. Flaws in Qualcomm, ARM or Mediatek components were also detected and corrected (20 in number, only one considered critical). Remember that the Android update of July 2023 is the first deployed on the Pixel Fold and the Pixel Tablet.

The Pixel Fold benefits from some improvements

In fact, Google took the opportunity to fix some problems on its new tablet launched in June 2023. Here are the details:

  • General improvements to charging, battery usage, and thermal performance under certain conditions
  • Fixed an issue causing lock screen notification text to occasionally appear behind unlock UI elements

Note that apart from Pixels, some Samsung smartphones also received the July update. On the Pixels, you will have to go to the settings > System > System update and press Check for updates.

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