Android 13 May security update now available for Pixel phones

Android 13 May security update for Pixel Phones

Google has resumed its regular Monday schedule for releasing updates for Pixel phones. This morning, the tech giant announced the rollout of the May security update, which is now available for all Pixel devices from the 4a to the 7 Pro.

After encountering delays of over a week in the previous months of March and April, Google has finally returned to its regular schedule of releasing the Android update for Google Pixel phones on the first Monday of the month. As expected, Google has already made available both the OTA and factory image files for the May Android update.

The Android 13 May security patch is rolling out today for the Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

As of now, there are two builds available for the May Android update – TQ2A.230505.002 and TQ2A.230505.002.A1. There has been no mention of specific Verizon builds yet, so it’s uncertain whether there will be a delay for Verizon devices or if they will receive the same “global” builds. It’s worth noting that Verizon Pixel 6 devices were the last to receive updates for March and April, with April’s update arriving only a few days ago.

The latest May Google Pixel update brings some functional updates for all Pixel devices, including a fix for occasional overlap of lock screen UI elements with home screen launcher interface. Additionally, the Pixel 7 Pro receives improvements for touch screen response in certain conditions. While it’s a relatively small list of updates, it sets the stage for the bigger Android 14 update expected to arrive next month.


The OTA update for the May Google Pixel release is expected to start rolling out soon via the System update option under the Settings menu. However, if you’re not willing to wait for the update to arrive automatically, you can manually flash the OTA .zip file or the factory image, both of which are available at the links provided. Hit the appropriate link below to grab the update and flash it on your own.



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