web analytics
Home » Technology » Google » Update for Google Pixel 6 Pro Is Here

Update for Google Pixel 6 Pro Is Here

After weeks of problems and bugs with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Google released the January security patch earlier than expected. The distribution of the OTA update started on Friday and brought some long-awaited fixes for various Pixel 6 bugs. Anyone who owns one of the latest Google smartphones like me has been really happy in the last few days. The reason for this is that Google has finally pushed fixes for the software bugs to the Pixel 6 series – along with fresh security patches. Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro build number changes to SQ1D.220105.007.

According to the company, the system update should optimize the biometric sensor and the camera. In addition, the smartphones now finally support wireless charging with 23 watts with the Pixel Stand 2. Google is also fixing problems related to the emergency call bug in the USA (CVE-2021-39659) and brings the “hold for me” and “call filter” back to the phone app. Unfortunately, after updating the Pixel 6 Pro to the latest version, I have to report that there are still snags here and there.

What has really changed?

In the Pixel Phone Community Hub we can find the changelogs (in English) for the updates from December 2021 and January 2022. Since Google suspended the release of updates last month, the new OTA update should cover all bug fixes and improvements from both months. As can be seen in the screenshots above, the size of the update is 215 MB. So expect some nice improvements in terms of performance and stability. In addition to the usual security fixes for Android, my Pixel 6 Pro still has bugs in the camera’s image processing and swipe gestures on the display. Unfortunately, the “Hold for Me” function is apparently still not available in part of Europe in the phone app settings. If it works for you, I look forward to a comment. However, the “Call Screen” or “Call Filter” is now available, as you can see on the two screenshots on the left.

The two screenshots on the right show another innovation: I can finally use the volume rocker on the Pixel 6 Pro to adjust the volume of streaming apps on the Chromecast, such as Sky Ticket and Mubi. Oddly enough, this doesn’t work with the YouTube app. The colleagues at have more good news XDA Developers. The patch closes a hole in Android 12 that allowed third-party apps with shell access to change the colors and dimensions of certain system elements, allowing for some system customization without root access or other device modifications – but it also poses potential dangers. Have you already updated your Google Pixel 6 or Google Pixel 6 Pro? What do you think of the update so far? Are you satisfied with the devices?