Mar 22nd, 2022

Google’s line of Pixel 6 and 6 Pro devices have finally received the March software update, after a bit of delay. According to Google, the update will bring some much-anticipated features, such as Night Sight camera compatibility for Night Sight, Live Captions for phone calls, stickers for Gboard, improvements for the Live Translate feature, improved haptic feedback, as well as some minor visual tweaks to certain settings menus.

The update also comes with fixes for bugs that have been problematic for some Pixel 6 owners, including a bug that causes the Wi-Fi to turn off by itself when the phone is not in use. Google did acknowledge the issue in a Reddit post and informed users that a fix was on the way to address Wi-Fi problems for the device. The update also provides improvements regarding reported issues with the accuracy and speed of the in-display fingerprint scanner, as well as fixes for battery performance and stability, and Bluetooth connection problems.

The March update has somewhat been sorely needed by Pixel 6 and 6 Pro owners, as the update came at a much later date for Google’s flagship phones, while older Pixel devices including the Pixel 4a and 5a phones received the update on time. Pixel software updates usually arrive within the first week of the month, although the recent March update and December update a few months back came in late. Monthly software updates are one of Google’s main selling points for its Pixel devices, along with long-term Android OS support.

The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro originally launched back in October of 2021, and both feature Google’s own Tensor SoC. The chip was designed by the company in collaboration with Samsung and coincided with the release of Android 12. As such, some users have speculated that the new update alongside the new chipset might have led to the myriad of issues on the devices, although there has been no official word from Google regarding this.

If you still haven’t updated your Pixel 6/6 Pro yet, simply head into Settings > System > System Update > Check for Update.

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