Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro Mid-November Update Limited to Select Carriers in US, Japan: Google


The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are getting an update in mid-November with minor bug fixes and some fingerprint sensor performance improvements, Google has confirmed. The latest update is initially limited to select carriers in the US and Japan. This means that it will not be available for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users globally. Google said the update rolled out to eligible users earlier this week and will continue through next week. In recent days, several users complained about the in-display fingerprint sensor of both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

Immediately after the new software package reached some early users, Google Announced the rollout of the update in mid-November on the Pixel community forums.

“The November software update includes minor bug fixes and some fingerprint sensor performance improvements Pixel 6 and 6 Prof. it is different from November security fixes,” company said in its post.

The mid-November update is exclusively limited to select carrier networks in the early stages. AT&T, Verizon, Celcom, Charter and Visible are among the supported carriers in the US for the update. Similarly, the update is being rolled out KDDI, DoCoMo, rakuten, And softbank in Japan. It is also reaching users on Google Fi.

For Verizon customers, the update has the software build number SD1A.210817.037.A1. However, it is SD1A.210817.037 for other carriers.

Google noted that customers on other carrier networks and in countries other than the US and Japan will get the same update in December. However, the exact release date is yet to be revealed.

Eligible users will get the latest software update automatically when it is rolled out for them. Still, you can use your Pixel 6 or . You can check for updates manually on Pixel 6 Pro by going Adjustment , System , system update , check for Update,

Google hasn’t revealed details about the performance improvements of the precision fingerprint sensor, which were brought through an update in mid-November. However, some users suggested that the update improves the overall fingerprint scanning experience on the new Pixel phones.

It is unclear whether the new software release fixes any reported issues with the Pixel 6 model’s fingerprint scanner. Google clarified last week that there is a delay in unlocking the device exclusively through the fingerprint scanner. Because of “advanced security algorithms”.

Some users have noted issues beyond some delay and unresponsive behavior and claimed that the fingerprint scanner unlocks the device even with some unregistered fingerprints. Some users also noticed that the fingerprint scanner once the battery breaks Totally discharged on the new Pixel phones. Google has yet to publicly respond to these issues.


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