Today is the first Monday of the month, and that can only mean one thing: an Android update from Google. The company has just released the April update for the still supported Pixel smartphones, and for the first time the latest Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are actually getting a monthly update at the same time as the other phones. No more lags for the latest pixels.
Hopefully that’s a good sign, meaning there will also be fewer bugs in the software releases for the 6 and 6 Pro, but that remains to be seen. For now, it’s clear that this April update fixes a lot of high-risk security vulnerabilities, so you should install it as soon as it hits your phone. However, this can take days (or even weeks), since this is Google and Google likes to stage its rollouts in an extreme way.
Aside from the security fixes, the update also includes some other improvements for Pixel. Wireless charging performance “with certain accessories” (untitled) should be better, while the front camera preview “in certain apps” is no longer magnified, and a green screen that occasionally appeared in the camera preview is also gone. These only apply to Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.
The remaining improvements apply to all pixels that are still supported. Fixed the following: a system UI crash when using apps in picture-in-picture mode; an issue that causes an error message to be displayed when setting a live wallpaper; an issue that caused the notification shade and quick settings to become invisible after changing the wallpaper; an issue that occasionally caused animations to display incorrectly when canceling an app drawer search; an issue that sometimes prevents navigation in the overview screen while TalkBack is active; and an issue that sometimes prevented the Recents button from showing the overview when using three-button navigation with third-party launchers.
The new build number is identified as SP2A.220405.004 for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro and SP2A.220405.003 for all other devices.
https://www.gsmarena.com/google_issues_april_update_for_its_pixels-news-53839.php Google releases April update for its Pixel