The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro phones update was delayed until March
Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will finally get the feature drops of this month’s magnitude, according to Google spokesperson Matt Flegal confirmed to The Verge that the rollout is set to begin on March 7th. Google had previously released the Pixel 3A and 5A on March 7th but then decided to hold off the update for devices running Pixel 6 to fix bugs, According to Android Police.
Many Pixel 6 owners here at The Verge can now download the update by checking their phones. The patch is 490MB, and the Pixel 6 updates its version number to SP2A.220305.013.A3.
The feature update of March improves night photography for Snapchat, custom stickers, support for YouTube watch parties on Google Duo, and a brand new Live Caption feature that allows users to chat without speaking when they call. We discuss the features in more detail in our article on the initial rollout of the feature drop.
It also includes a variety of bug fixes, such as “general improvements” to the fingerprint sensor’s stability as well as performance and thermal and battery performance on Pixel 6 phones. The update also promises a solution to a problem that causes wireless connections to disconnect randomly, which was introduced in the issue discovered in the February update. Google has also rolled the support of Verizon’s 5G-C-Band in both the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, which will allow users access to ultra-wideband frequencies the carrier sparked in January.
It’s not a surprise that Google chose to put off the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro update, and I’m not blaming Google for being more cautious. As of now, Google’s history of pushing upgrades to flagship smartphones has proven. Slightly disturbing. In the year before, Google paused a much-anticipated November update to Pixel 6 phones following reports that users complained of problems with dropped calls and then released an updated version which launched in January. Of course, there was the February update, which was not a huge success for anyone else.
We’re hoping this update doesn’t ruin the new stuff this time.
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