Google has begun rolling out its latest software update for Pixel phones running Android 12. Here’s what’s included.
The April 2022 Update contains bug fixes and battery, camera, and user interface improvements.
It’s available on Pixel 3a and 3a XL phones up until the latest Pixel 6 series. This means every Pixel released since 2019 could get at least some UI improvements (although only the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will see battery and camera upgrades) .
Every phone included in this update will receive UI updates, including a fix for an issue that causes the phone to crash when playing apps in picture-in-picture mode, a fix for an error message that appears when using live streaming. wallpaper, as well as a fix for an issue that caused the notification shade and quick settings to become invisible after changing the wallpaper.
Google has also released fixes for animations in the app drawer, problems with the overview screen when using TalkBack, and an issue where the Recent button does not display the overview screen when using three-button navigation in some third-party launchers.
Meanwhile, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will also receive fixes for an issue that causes the front camera preview to look like it’s zoomed in on some apps and a bug that causes a green screen to appear in the camera preview.
Pixel 6 users will also see improvements in wireless charging performance with some accessories.
Google began rolling out the update this week, although exactly when you can expect to receive it will depend on your carrier and device.
If you want to avoid delays, make sure your Pixel is running the latest version of Android 12 and keep an eye out for the notification from Google.