Google has started rolling out an incremental update for its latest Pixel phones, the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a. This is a minor additional update that fixes a known GPS location issue. Since it is rolling out in batches it will take a few days for the update to reach all users. Let’s find out what’s new in the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a August update.
The August 2022 update will arrive in the next week or two for all eligible Pixel phones including the Pixel 6 series and Pixel 6a. So no upgrade to the Android security patch for now.
The new incremental update is rolling out for both the unlocked and carrier locked versions of Pixel 6, Pixel 6 pro, and Pixel 6a. And the software build number is different for different regions and models. Talking about Carrier locked phones, the new incremental update is available for SoftBank, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile locked models.
Since this is a minor update, it doesn’t bring much in terms of changes. As per the official community post, the new update comes with a fix for GPS location failure under certain conditions. So if you are facing any issue related to GPS, then this update should fix the issue.
The new Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a OTA update is rolling out in batches. This means it may take a few days to roll out to everyone. So if you haven’t received the update yet, you should get the update in the next few days. So keep checking for updates manually in the settings.
This is the second additional update for the Pixel 6a. The Pixel 6a was released just a week ago and has several bugs including a major security bug related to the fingerprint scanner. It looks like the Pixel 6a is following in the footsteps of the Pixel 6 series which also had major software issues related to fingerprint. A controversial bug is Pixel 6a users are able to open the phone lock with unregistered fingers.
But unfortunately this update doesn’t say anything about that issue. So it looks like Google is yet to figure out the issue. The problem doesn’t happen all the time but it is a significant bug nonetheless. So if you have fingerprint issues on your Pixel 6a, I would suggest reconfiguring Fingerprint Lock to see if that fixes the issue for you.