Google pushing out GPS fix for Pixel 6 series

It looks like a new security update for Google’s Pixel 6 devices has been put on hold for now. Instead, Google Pixel 6 users will get a different update starting this week focused on fixing potential GPS issues on the Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6a.

The Google team announced that a new firmware update will be rolling out to all Pixel 6 devices starting today. The update for all three devices will be rolled out in stages, and according to the official description, the update fixes a GPS issue where phones could experience “GPS location failure” in some cases.


In addition, Google also explained the delay of the August 2022 Android security update, saying that the update will be released in the next few weeks.

The Google Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6 have been out for a while, and the Pixel 6a has only recently started shipping. The Pixel mid-range device was originally on sale for $449, but it has gone through several promotions, one of which even dropped to $399.

The Google Pixel 6a is powered by a self-developed TenSor processor and features a 6.1-inch Full HD+ 60Hz OLED center punch screen protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The front-facing 8-megapixel selfie camera supports off-screen fingerprints.

There is an LED flash and two cameras on the bar on the back of the fuselage: a 12.2-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. Other highlights include stereo speakers, IP67 dust and water resistance, 5G connectivity, and a built-in 4410 mAh battery that supports 18W charging.


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