Google Pixel 3 XL update: Beta 3 of Android Q is now available; June patch available with camera crash bug fixer

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June 04, 2019: The update that brings June 2019 security patch to the Pixel 3 XL is now available as version PQ3A.190605.003 for the standard model and PQ3A.190605.004.A1 for the Verizon variant. Besides the updated security patch level, you also get fixes for the camera crash issue when recording videos, a Netflix app bug, and improves “Ok Google” accuracy.

May 11, 2019: Sprint is rolling out the latest May 2019 security patch to the Pixel 3 XL as version PQ3A.190505.002. The update is airborne and might take a few days before everyone gets the download notification.

May 08, 2019: Android Q beta 3 is now available for download. The OTA update is hitting the devices running beta 2 version, though you can install the update manually too.

April 02, 2019: Verizon has a new update for the Pixel 3 that installs the latest April 2019 security patches. The update, which has version PQ2A.190405.003, was first released a couple of days ago but being a staggered rollout, it’s only now that some users are receiving it.

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What makes Google Pixels such popular devices among the Android faithful is being the first in line to receive the latest software updates. On this page, we bring you a collection of all Pixel 3 XL software updates as provided by Google and Verizon Wireless, the only telco carrying the phone.


Pixel 3 XL software update timeline

DateSoftware versionChangelog
03 June 2019PQ3A.190605.003/PQ3A.190605.004.A1 (Verizon) | Android 9June 2019 security patch, fixes a camera crash issue when recording videos, a Netflix app bug, and improves “Ok Google” accuracy
08 May 2019PQ3A.190505.002 | Android 9May 2019 security patch
03 Apr 2019QPP2.190228.021 | Android QAndroid Q beta 2
01 Apr 2019PQ2A.190405.003 | Android 9April 2019 security patch
13 Mar 2019QPP1.190205.018 | Android QAndroid Q beta 1
04 Mar 2019PQ2A.190305.002 | Android 9March 2019 security patch
04 Feb 2019PQ2A.190205.001 | Android 9February 2019 security patch
07 Jan 2019PQ1A.190105.004 | Android 9January 2019 security patch and improved audio quality when recording videos
03 Dec 2018PQ1A.181205.006 | Android 9December 2018 security patch
18 Oct 2018PD1A.180720.031 | Android 9System enhancements and performance improvements

Google Pixel 3 XL Android Q update

  • Both Pixel and Pixel XL are eligible for Q
  • Android Q Beta 2 released on April 3
  • Beta 1 was released on March 13
  • Stable release expected in August

After launch, Google updated its support page revealing the period of software support for its latest flagships, noting that the Pixel 3 XL will receive Android OS and security updates for three years – a period ending October 2021. This means the phone, alongside the smaller Pixel 3, will receive Android OS updates to Android Q, Android R and Android S.

As you read this, you can already install Android Q beta on your Pixel 3 XL.

Related: Android Q: Everything you need to know

It’s great news to see Google has renewed its commitment to updates, especially since other Android smartphone vendors are so slow in updating their devices. Hello there, Samsung.


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