Google’s first Android update of the year is now rolling out to supported Pixels. As usual, it will take several weeks for the update to reach all devices out there.
On the security side, there are about 40 fixes. There are also some bug fixes and feature additions. For example, static spatial audio is now available on Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro. This will provide surround sound to the connected headset. Pixel Buds Pro will receive an update “in the coming weeks” to enable spatial audio with head tracking.
The Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 have further improved fingerprint recognition and response in “certain circumstances”, and an issue where captured photos may be corrupted or distorted when zoomed in has also been fixed for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. resolved in .
Two issues related to Bluetooth have also been fixed. One occasionally prevented certain Bluetooth Low Energy devices or accessories from pairing or reconnecting. Another was preventing audio from playing on certain headphones or accessories while connected under certain conditions.
Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro also fix an issue that prevented the display from waking up or appearing to be off when the device is powered on, and the “Device is in portrait orientation An issue where the UI may appear in landscape layout when held in mode has also been resolved. is gone.
The new builds are labeled TQ1A.230105.001.B1 for Pixel 4a in Canada, TQ1A.230105.001.A3 for Pixel 7 from Telstra in Australia and TQ1A.230105.002.A1 for Pixel 7 Pro from Telstra in Australia. Worldwide, Pixel 4a, 4a 5G, 5, and 5a 5G get TQ1A.230105.001, Pixel 6, 6 Pro, and 7 Pro get TQ1A.230105.002, Pixel 6a and 7 get TQ1A.230105.001.A2 to get