The first update of 2024 is here for Pixel phones. Today’s update is not more than a security update that also addresses select issues on the Pixel devices. Google already kicked off the big feature drop for Pixel phones last month, with the next major release scheduled for March. So, what’s new in today’s update, read on to know more.
Google plants the new software with UQ1A.240105.002 on Pixel 5a 5G, Pixel 6 series, and Pixel Tablet. Whereas, the Pixel 7, Pixel 8 series, and Pixel Fold pick up the January security update with UQ1A.240105.004 version number. In case you own a Verizon carrier-locked model, then you will receive the update with the UQ1A.240105.004.A1 build number.
Moving to the changes, then Google addresses four issues related to user interface and camera. The update fixes the camera crashing in certain conditions issue, alongside the black wallpaper for the home screen, users facing a black screen while playing a video, and a fix for users unable to exit Setup Wizard in certain conditions.
Here’s the complete release notes coming with Pixel January 2024 update.
- Fix for users facing Camera crashes in certain conditions (for Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G), Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro)
- User Interface
- Fix for users facing flashing black screen when playing video in certain conditions (for Pixel 8 and 8 Pro)
- Fix for users unable to exit Setup Wizard in certain conditions (for Pixel Tablet)
- Fix for Wallpaper on home screen showing black in certain conditions (for Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel 8, Pixel Fold)
At the moment, the update is rolling in a staged manner, you will receive the update OTA notification once available on your device, you can tap on it and download the update or simply head over to Settings > System > Advanced > System update and install the new software.
You can also manually install the January 2024 update on your Pixel phone by sideloading the update. The factory images and OTA files of the September update are already available. But make sure to take a backup before sideloading the new software.
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