Google is rolling out a new incremental update for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. It is a surprise update as the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL already received its guaranteed update a while ago. Google mentioned that the VoLTE roaming support is coming with the June update but for Pixel 3a and newer Pixel phones. But surprisingly Google brings the same update on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
The guaranteed update for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL was rolled out in October 2021. But as we know Google provides one additional update after the guaranteed update, both Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL received another update in February. And so this is the second incremental update for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL after the guaranteed update. The new June 2022 update comes with build version SP1A.210812.016.x2.
Google confirmed to 9to5Google that the new update for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 Pro brings VoLTE support. This will let Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL users continue using the network even when 3G networks are turned off later this year in the US. Here’s what the company shared on the 3G phase out.
In 2021, carriers in the U.S. announced they would phase out their 3G networks. As a result, some devices that don’t support Voice over LTE (VoLTE) or VoLTE roaming may lose voice calling services, including calls to 911, or connectivity when the 3G networks are shut down.
Download Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL June 2022 OTA Update
This could be the last and final update for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. It is an incremental update over February 2022 update. Users can also manually update the phone using factory images. Google shared a global build as well as another build for “Telstra, Optus, Vodafone AU.”
Pixel 3 OTA Image
Pixel 3 Factory Image
Pixel 3 XL OTA Image
Pixel 3 XL Factory Image
To manually update your Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL through OTA update, make sure your phone is running on the Feb 2022 update. Make sure to take a full backup of your phone and charge your phone to at least 50%.
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