Google, for a time, releases consistent monthly updates in security patches and, on some occasions, they take advantage to fix any system failure. Several manufacturers, in their own way, commit to do the same, so, month after month, we will have a safer Android.
Something natural in the world of software is that, before sending an update to the public, this proven internally to avoid failures that further worsen the experience. On this occasion Google has sent, by mistake, a trial version of the may security patch Some users of a Pixel XL.
This beta of the may patch was a version to test internally, in a way that employees could install and use its Pixel XL without problem, but do not talk about it external people. But the Mountain View escaped them to the point that in Android Police appeared a couple of screenshots of this slip.
The update itself does not say anything more except that it’s a security fix, but it does not seem to include much more since it only occupies 62.3 MB, but knowing Google, it is possible that there is some correction of a bug. At the moment we do not know if Google will remove this update to those who have received it being outside (which is the most logical thing) or if, for what’s left, let them enjoy the patch.
It is not the first time Google is wrong
Either way, it is not the first time that the search giant gaffe, and is that a few days ago several users of the Pixel, its version XL, Nexus 6 p and 5 X They reported that the fingerprint sensor stopped working in this latest version of Android. Google opened a topic on their forum for users of the Pixel and the Nexus to get to the bottom of the problem and resolve it.
In this case, the users have failed to find any solution, even a factory reset fixed the problem, however for those who made the installation via OTA. The solution, as discussed in the forums, is flashing your factory image, Since several users who have been updated with this method can enjoy traces smoothly sensor.
These are the most recent mistakes of Google, and will not be the last, but we must understand that all companies, especially the larger, may have some other failure. Some will have more impact as of the fingerprint sensor, while others will be more curious that serious, such as of the beta patch.