What you need to know
- Google releases the latest Android security update for its Pixel phones.
- The update brings several bug fixes for various Pixel models.
- It is rolling out now on all Pixel phones, including the Pixel 6 series.
The update brings the usual Android security bulletin updates that we expect that ensures your phone will stay safe and secure. Beyond that, Google's best Android phones are also receiving several bug fixes with the update that address some Bluetooth, camera, and connectivity issues.
The following bug fixes are included in the update:
Framework (Pixel 3a and newer)
- Fix for issue causing keyboard to display over input text in certain conditions.
Telephony (select Pixel 4 models, Pixel 5)
- Connectivity fixes for specific carrier networks.
Camera (Pixel 6, 6 Pro)
- Fix for issue causing device reboot when using camera in certain conditions.
Bluetooth (Pixel 6, 6 Pro)
- Fix for issue causing audio playback to disconnect while using certain Bluetooth devices.
- General improvements for Bluetooth audio quality with certain media codecs.
Unlike the December and January updates, the February 2022 update is arriving for all Pixel smartphones, including the Pixel 6 series. With any luck, the update won't introduce any major problems for Google's latest flagships, but we'll keep an eye out.
You should receive a notification for the update when it arrives on your model. However, you can always check for the update manually by navigating to Settings > System > System Update > Check for Updates. It may take some time for you to see the update as Google says it will "continue over the next week in phases depending on carrier and device."
Worth a look
The new Pixel 6 is one of Google's latest smartphones, offering a unique design, upgraded 50MP camera, and Tensor chip powering the phone's impressive AI features. With the Pixel 6, you'll be among the first to try out new Android features, and you'll get years of support from Google.
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In before it breaks stuff on pixel 6 and we have to wait until mid April for a fix.
I seriously don't know what the nerds expected. This has been the tale as long as I've been a fan of Google's phones, going back to the Nexus. Bugs at launch and after a few updates I becomes one of the best Android devices you can buy. If I don't get snarky (and probably quite funny) remark, I'll be disappointed, Fuzzy.
Can I finally turn off "lift to wake" when using fingerprint security?
I wasn't aware that was an issue, but I just tried to turn Lift to Wake off and it stayed off.
Doesn't sound like much at all from a Pixel 5 POV. I've still not bothered upgrading from Android 11 yet as I don't want the hassle of losing my power button shortcuts that I use daily. The only workaround I've seen unfortunately requires rooting.
Appears some have experiences WI-FI problems with the Feb update to the Pixel 6 series phones. Small number, but more than one is too many. So glad I did not end up purchasing the P6P. https://www.phonearena.com/news/pixel-6-update-wifi-bug_id138325
"Ok Google" still responds with screen text rather than voice. Voice comes on later only.
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