Google’s April Android 12 update is rolling out to Pixel phones

It’s only been a few weeks since the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices started receiving new features, improvements, and fixes from Google in March, and now the company has started rolling out an April update (via 9to5Google).

According to Google, wireless charging updates and camera fixes for the Pixel 6 lineup should improve performance with some (unspecified) accessories and fix bugs that could zoom into the front camera preview with some apps or cause a green screen to appear in the camera preview. .

Tweaks that apply to all phones receiving the update (from Pixel 3a to all devices released more recently) may fix issues with live wallpapers, crashes when using the image in the picture and a glitch that could darken the notification shade and Quick Settings. An accompanying security bulletin also details several security vulnerabilities fixed by this latest update and for other Android devices with a security patch level of April 5 or later.

There are no patch notes or changes for Pixel 6 and 6 Pro owners who resent the weakened haptic vibration effect that arrived for many devices with the March update. Even as reports on Reddit and its proprietary forum pile up, Google hasn’t answered my questions about it. However, on March 25, Geek review reported that he had received a statement from Google which read, “This was an update intended to take advantage of the Pixel 6’s more advanced haptic capabilities, but we understand that this is not an optimal experience. for all users. We are continually trying to provide a better long-term solution in the future and plan to address these comments in an upcoming update.

If you don’t have the update on your Pixel device yet, that’s because Google is rolling it out “over the next week in phases depending on carrier and device.” Users will get a notification once the OTA is available for their device. If you can’t wait, Google has made OTA and factory images of the latest update available, which you can install using its Android Flash tool by following our instructions here. Whether or not you want to do this may depend on your appetite for risk – the Android 12 update experience has been difficult so far.


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