GPS fix rolling out to Pixel 6 handsets, August security patch rolling out in coming weeks
While many expected a new security update for their Pixel 6 devices, it looks like that has been put on hold for the time being. Instead, Pixel 6 owners will get a different update starting this week, focusing on fixing potential GPS issues with the Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6a.
The team at Google announced that a new update would be rolling out to all Pixel 6 devices starting today. The update is arriving in phases for all three devices, so if you don’t get it now, don’t worry, it should arrive in the coming weeks. According to the post, the new update addresses a GPS issue, where the handsets could experience a “GPS location failure under certain conditions.” Although the conditions weren’t disclosed, this should be a very welcome update.
The update will begin rolling out over the air (OTA) and when you get it will be dependant on your wireless carrier. In a small note on the support website, Google also addressed the delay of its August 2022 Android security update. It didn’t explain why there was a delay in delivering the update but it did say that the update would be coming in the next few weeks. So be on the look out for both updates.
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