Google's December Android Security Patch Rollout

Brief Overview: Google has initiated the rollout of the latest Android security patch for December, addressing 85 vulnerabilities. Among these, a critical flaw named CVE-2023-40088, a Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability, has been identified in the System component.

Google's Official Communication

Google's acknowledgment of the critical flaw in the Android Security Bulletin. Quote from Google: "The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in the System component..." Emphasis on the "critical" classification.

Widespread Impact

Identification of affected Android versions: 11, 12, 12L, 13, and 14. Emphasize the severity of the flaw by affecting multiple versions. Google's recommendation: Urging Android users to promptly install the update for protection.

Pixel Update Delayed

Google's decision not to release the Pixel update with the December security patch. Reason: The December Pixel update will be a Quarterly Platform Release (Pixel Feature Drop), highlighting its significance.

Upcoming Pixel Feature Drop

Expectations for the upcoming Pixel update. Highlighted feature: Video Boost for Pixel 8 Pro. Brief description: Cloud-based enhancement of recorded videos through Google's computational photography capabilities.

 Video Boost Feature

Detailed explanation of the Video Boost feature. Process: Making two copies of recorded videos, sending one through the cloud for enhancement, and returning the boosted video to users.