Feb 7th, 2022

Right on schedule, Google has started rolling out the February 2022 Android Security Bulletin for Pixel devices. Unlike the last two Security Bulletin releases, this version is available for all Pixel devices, including the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. Previously, Google was forced to change the update schedule for the company’s latest phones for various reasons.

This time around, there are quite a few changes in-tow that are designed to solve problems with the Bluetooth and Camera features of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. Here’s the full changelog according to Google’s latest post in the Pixel Phone Help forums:

What’s included

The February 2022 update includes bug fixes and improvements for Pixel users – see below for details.

Camera

  • Fix for issue causing device reboot when using camera in certain conditions *[1].

Bluetooth

  • Fix for issue causing audio playback to disconnect while using certain Bluetooth devices *[1].
  • General improvements for Bluetooth audio quality with certain media codecs *[1].

Framework

  • Fix for issue causing keyboard to display over input text in certain conditions *[2].

Telephony

  • Connectivity fixes for specific carrier networks *[3].
*[1] Included on Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
*[2] Included on Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G), Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
*[3] Included on Pixel 4, Pixel 4XL, Pixel 4a (5G) & Pixel 5 (C Spire, Cellcom)

If you’re wanting to make sure that you are running the latest version of Android available, Google has also provided the software versions for all of the compatible Pixel models:

  • Pixel 3a (XL):    SQ1A.220205.002
  • Pixel 4 (XL):      SQ1A.220205.002
  • Pixel 4a:             SQ1A.220205.002
  • Pixel 4a (5G):   SQ1A.220205.002
  • Pixel 5:               SQ1A.220205.002
  • Pixel 5a (5G):   SQ1A.220205.002
  • Pixel 6:               SQ1D.220205.003
  • Pixel 6 Pro:       SQ1D.220205.003

As is usually the case, the update has started rolling out now over-the-air (OTA), but we’re still expecting Google to make the Factory Image available over the next few hours. If you’re a Pixel owner and want to check to see if the update is available, just head into the Settings app and check for an update to arrive. Or you can wait for the Factory Image to land and manually install it instead.

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