Google Pixel Update for April Issued by Google

Pictured, six Google Pixel 6 Pro devices lying face down on a surface. Google Pixel Update for April was issued.
Google Pixel 6 Pro

The first Monday of each month sees an Android update from Google, and April was no exception. The tech giant has issued the April update for all the Google Pixel devices that it still supports. This month, possibly for the first time, both the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro devices are receiving a monthly update at the same time as the other devices. This breaks the habit of the newest Google Pixel devices being late in receiving the update.

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Google Pixel 6 May Receive Direct USB Access on Android 12L QPR3

Pictured, six Google Pixel 6 Pro devices. Google Pixel 6 May Receive Direct USB Access on Android 12L QPR3.
Google Pixel 6 Pro

Earlier this month, tech giant Google released Android 12 QPR3 Beta 1. This started the process of public beta testing for Android’s Quarterly Platform Releases, or QPRs. The beta did not have a detailed changelog. A few days ago, it saw yet another update a few days ago to fix Pixel 6 bugs. This update has led to the discovery of Direct USB Access support on the Pixel 6.

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Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro to Finally Get Google’s March Update

Pictured, six Google Pixel 6 Pro devices on a surface.
Google Pixel 6 Pro

Tech giant Google has begun rolling out the latest update to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. Two weeks ago, Google announced the March feature drop for Pixel devices that could still support it. All this while, the other Pixel devices had been receiving these updates. The rollout has finally reached Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro smartphones.

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Google Says Wi-Fi Bug on Pixel 6 to be Fixed in March Update

Google Pixel 6 Pro
Google Pixel 6 Pro

Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro appear be facing repeated problems with software bugs. Certain Pixel 6 owners have reported issues with Wi-Fi shutting off at random. Tech giant Google says that this issue will be fixed in the next monthly security update.

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Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Launched in Limited Quantities in Italy and Spain

Google Pixel 6 Pro

Since their launch in October of 2021, Google‘s flagship smartphones, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, have been in high demand. After the announcement of these devices, the pre-order rush took down Google’s online store for a couple of hours. Most SKUs sold out for over a month within that time. In spite of availability in only nine countries and supply constraints due to covid-19, these devices set a quarterly sales record for the tech giant. Supply is becoming more reliable now. Hence, Google has launched the Pixel 6 series in Italy and Spain through the online Google Store.

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Some Users Claim they cannot Charge their Pixel 6 on Low Quality USB-C Cables

As with any new product launch, the new Google Pixel 6 series also comes with its own baggage of unexpected problems and malfunctions that can make users quiet frustrated with their device. The issue reported by some users this week is the the Google Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro’s inability to charge when connected to certain charging cables. The common factor in all the reports appears to be the quality of the charging cable used.

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Google Introduces Heart and Respiratory Rate Tracker for Pixel 6 And Pixel 6 Pro

Google plans to introduce heart rate as well as respiratory rate trackers for Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro, according to reports. The feature may be availed via the Google Fit app, and will require access to the rear as well as front cameras of the phones in order to function. This is not a new feature and was available in older models such as Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a. However, this feature had been discontinued in the latest models released by the company. The health tracking features were rolled out within weeks of Google launching the devices.

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Adaptive Sound Feature on Google Pixel 6 Gets Released in Waves

Google has been rolling out the adaptive sound feature for a certain number of their Google Pixel 6 devices without any public announcement. Until now, it was assumed that adaptive sound would be a feature exclusively available to Pixel 5 devices. The performance of the under-screen speakers of Pixel 5 has been underwhelming, and it was assumed that adaptive sound feature was meant to compensate the Pixel 5 model for that.

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Google Claims Additional Security Causes Pixel 6 Fingerprint Sensor to Run Slower

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Pixel 6, the latest in the line of flagship phones by Google, has been facing issues due to its fingerprint scanner being unresponsive. Both Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro uses optical under-display sensors, which has received user criticism online for being unreliable and slow. However, Google has not acknowledged this as an issue. In an official statement given by the Made by Google Twitter account, the company claims that “enhanced security algorithms” used by the smartphones is responsible for the delayed response. These additional protection features necessitate a prolonged period to verify, and may require more direct contact with the fingerprint sensor in order to be able to authenticate the fingerprints of the users.

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