Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Professional Mid-November Replace Restricted to Choose Carriers in US, Japan: Google

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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional are getting a mid-November replace with minor bug fixes and a few fingerprint sensor efficiency enhancements, Google has confirmed. The newest replace is initially restricted to pick out carriers within the US and Japan. Which means it won’t be out there to Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional customers globally. The replace began rolling out to eligible customers earlier this week and can proceed over the following week, Google mentioned. Within the latest previous, a number of customers complained concerning the in-display fingerprint sensor of each Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional.

Shortly after the brand new software program package deal reached some early customers, Google introduced the rollout of the mid-November replace on the Pixel Group boards.

“The November software program replace contains minor bug fixes and a few fingerprint sensor efficiency enhancements for Pixel 6 and 6 Professional. That is separate from the November safety fixes,” the corporate mentioned in its submit.

The mid-November replace is notably restricted to pick out provider networks on the preliminary stage. AT&T, Verizon, Cellcom, Constitution, and Seen are amongst the supported carriers within the US for the replace. Equally, the replace is rolling out to KDDI, DoCoMo, Rakuten, and SoftBank in Japan. It is usually reaching customers on Google Fi.

For Verizon prospects, the replace carries software program construct quantity SD1A.210817.037.A1. It’s, nevertheless, SD1A.210817.037 for different carriers.

Google famous that prospects on different provider networks and in nations aside from the US and Japan will get the identical replace in December. The precise launch date is but to be revealed, although.

Eligible customers will get the newest software program replace mechanically when it’s rolled out for them. However, you possibly can manually test for the replace in your Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Professional by going to Settings > System > System replace > Examine for replace.

Google has not detailed the precise fingerprint sensor efficiency enhancements it has introduced via the mid-November replace. Some customers, although, prompt that the replace improves the general fingerprint scanning expertise on the brand new Pixel telephones.

It’s unclear whether or not the brand new software program launch fixes any of the reported points with the fingerprint scanner of the Pixel 6 fashions. Google did make clear final week that notably the delay in unlocking the machine via the fingerprint scanner is because of “enhanced safety algorithms.”

Some customers seen points past just a few delay and unresponsive behaviour and claimed that the fingerprint scanner unlocks the machine even with some unregistered fingerprints. Just a few customers additionally seen that the fingerprint scanner breaks as soon as the battery on the brand new Pixel telephones is totally discharged. Google has not but publicly responded on these points.


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