The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are finally getting this month’s significant feature drop, as confirmed by Google spokesperson Matt Flegal. The edge that the deployment will begin today. Google previously rolled out the Pixel 3A and 5A update on March 7, but decided to push back the update for Pixel 6 devices to fix bugs, according to android font.
Several Pixel 6 owners here at The edge can now download the update simply by checking for it on their phone. The 490MB patch on the Pixel 6 updates its version number to SP2A.220305.013.A3.
March feature removal brings improved night photography in Snapchat, custom stickers, support for YouTube watch parties in Google Duo, plus a new live captioning feature you can use to communicate without even speaking during phone calls. We go over these features in more detail in our initial update rollout article.
The update also brings a number of bug fixes, including “general improvements” to fingerprint sensor stability and performance, as well as battery and thermal performance on Pixel 6 phones. also the promised fix for an issue causing Wi-Fi to disconnect randomly – a bug that was introduced in the February update. Google is also rolling out Verizon’s 5G C-band support to the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, which will allow users to access the ultra-wideband frequencies the carrier turned on in January.
It’s not that surprising that Google decided to delay this update for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, and I don’t fault the company for being extra cautious. So far, Google’s track record of updating its flagship phones has been… a bit troubling. Last year, Google suspended a long-awaited December update for Pixel 6 devices after users reported issues with dropped calls and rolled out a modified version of the update that went live. in January. And of course, there was the aforementioned February update which didn’t go well for everyone either.
Here’s hoping this update doesn’t screw up anything new this time around.
Update for March 21 at 4:00 p.m. ET: Update to add that the update is now available for Pixel 6 and 6 Pro devices.