Google Pixel owners may see an Android 12 update before moving to Android 13


With the availability of Android 13, Google finally announced that the software rollout for its Pixel smartphones has begun, starting Monday. The update is expected to roll out gradually to a long list of supported Pixel smartphones, which includes the Pixel 4 XL model through to the recently launched Tensor-powered Pixel 6a. However, things don’t seem to be going as planned, as some Pixel owners are seeing an Android 12 update appear on their devices instead of the expected Android 13. Fortunately, Google has provided some clarification on this.

As reported by 9to5Google, a number of users on Reddit have reportedly seen an Android 12 update appear instead of Android 13. The update, which most users see on their Pixel devices, is around 2 GB and claims to upgrade the Pixel device. to Android 12, which many found a little surprising. Some users even updated the available version in hopes that it might have been mislabeled, but ended up on Android 12.

After some time, Google clarified to the source that the Android 12 update reaching Pixel users is not a defect or an error, but is intended as it is an update previously released with bug fixes (which some users may not have updated). The timing of the update was clearly the issue as it arrived for some users shortly after the announcement of the Android 13 rollout. Google also clarified that the description of the update is changed for clarity . The search giant has confirmed that the Android 13 update is a separate update and is rolling out gradually. Users can expect the update to hit their smartphones within the next few weeks. As of today, Gadgets 360 has been able to verify that the recently launched Pixel 6a has not yet started receiving its Android 13 update.

Google announced on Monday the release of its Android 13 for its Pixel smartphones. Among many new features, Android 13 will also allow multilingual users to assign specific languages ​​to individual apps. There’s an updated media player interface, and users will soon be able to mirror messaging apps from smartphones to their Chromebooks (with the new OS installed). Google also announced that the new version of Android will come to smartphones made by Samsung, Xiaomi, Nokia and more later this year.


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