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Google Pixel 6 devices are picking up another update for February

Android 12 Eater Egg on the Google Pixel 6
Android 12 Eater Egg on the Google Pixel 6 (Image credit: Ara Wagoner / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Owners of Pixel 6 devices are seeing a small system update today in the 10MB range.
  • This update is the second system patch in the month of February for Pixel 6 phones.
  • Google issued a mid-November patch targetting the fingerprint scanner.

Since the first model launched, Google's Pixel phones have been some of the best Android phones, thanks in part to the fact that these phones stay up to date with regular software patches. However, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro's update cadence has often been a bit different than the rest, and that continues with a second February update rolling out today.

Source: Android Central (Image credit: Source: Android Central)

First popping up on 9to5Google, we are starting to see more instances of Pixel 6 owners get the update, along with members of the Android Central team. It's unclear what this patch is fixing or introducing, as it is a small OTA to Android 12 at around 10MB. We have reached out to Google to clarify the reason for the update and will report back should we hear anything.

This new update comes on the heels of the one that arrived at the start of the month. That update brought several bug fixes to the Pixel 6, including some connectivity issues. Unfortunately, as Google fixed some problems on its phones, more arose.

Shortly after users because using their Pixel 6 and 6 Pro phones, reports began popping up of Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Those problems seemed to echo some of the same ones these phones ran into after the December update. In November 2021, Google did release a mid-month patch aimed at improving the fingerprint scanner. So, perhaps this second February patch is aiming to resolve the new connectivity issues. Again, we will update this post if Google responds to our inquiry.

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Chris Wedel
Senior Editor - Smart Home
Chris Wedel is a fan of all things tech and gadgets. Living in rural Kansas with his wife and two young boys makes finding ways to get and stay online tricky. By utilizing his years of experience with the tech and mobile communications industries — success is assured. When not conquering connectivity challenges and testing new gadgets, he enjoys cruising a gravel road in his UTV with some good tunes.