Google is currently rolling out a new bug fix update for the Pixel 6 series and Pixel 6a. The additional update is aimed at fixing GPS-related bugs on the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6a smartphones and is not to be confused with the upcoming August 2022 update, which is scheduled to roll out later. The update still hasn’t fixed the fingerprint issue on the Pixel 6 series and Pixel 6a. However, many users running the latest Android 13 beta are claiming that the update has improved the fingerprint sensor.
additional updates as per Google aims to fix GPS location failure that appears on Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a models under certain conditions. Google has made it clear that this is separate from the August 2022 update, which will be released for all supported Pixel devices in the coming weeks. Starting today, the new update will be rolled out to both Global Unlocked and Carrier Locked models of the Pixel 6, 6 Pro and 6a.
Pixel 6a owners are waiting for the next available update in hopes that it will fix the fingerprint scanner issue, which has been a problem for owners since launch. However, as per recent reports, the fingerprint scanner issue has been resolved in the latest Android 13 beta 4.1.
The Pixel 6a got its first software update in the first week of August, but it didn’t resolve the issue with its fingerprint reader. As mentioned in an earlier report, this is a major security bug. There is a security flaw in the in-display fingerprint reader that is authenticating even unregistered fingerprints to unlock the smartphone. It is not known at this stage whether the problem is related to software or the fingerprint reading hardware on the Pixel 6a.
Oddly, the Google Pixel 6a is also the only new handset from Google that seems to be stuck on the June 2022 security update while the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro were recently updated to the July 2022 security update.
To recall, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro did not officially arrive in India even though they are being sold through unofficial channels. The Pixel 6a was officially announced in India on July 21 and went on sale on July 28. The handset features the same Tensor SoC and Titan M2 security coprocessor as the premium Pixel 6 and 6 Pro models sold globally, but with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage. The phone has a regular 60Hz refresh rate OLED display and comes with two rear-facing cameras, one of which has OIS.