Google Pixel 6 & 6 Pro new updates, bugs, issues, issue tracking

The Pixel 6 line is one of the most exciting and powerful that Google has had to offer in recent years. Unlike the previous generation of Pixel devices, this year’s devices are powered by an in-house developed SoC called Tensor.

While it’s not yet clear which components come from Google itself, the new Titan M2 security chip and TPU for AI operations are definitely designed by the tech giant.

This comes with a new visual design that makes Pixel devices more attractive. The Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch 90Hz display while its bigger cousin, the Pixel 6 Pro sports a 6.7-inch 120Hz display that’s sure to turn heads.

Pixel 6 Pro

According to Google, the in-house developed Tensor SoC is 80% faster than the Pixel 5’s processor, while the GPU will offer a massive 370% increase in performance.

Adding the internal SoC also means Google can optimize the processor better, just like Apple did on the iPhone. Also, it looks like Google is trying to tell the Pixel 6 Pro apart from the Pixel 6, with the former no longer just a bigger screen variant of the Pixel 6.

Besides the price difference, the Pixel 6 Pro has more RAM and an additional 48MP telephoto lens. Additionally, the Pixel 6 Pro’s storage options go up to 512GB compared to the Pixel 6’s 256GB.

Pixel-6

The Mountain-View-based tech giant has also made it clear that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will not come to India due to “global demand supply issues.”

We would like to remind you that neither the Pixel 4 nor the Pixel 5 have arrived in the Indian smartphone market either. Google recently began pre-orders for the device on the Google Store, which has been plagued by a number of issues ranging from delivery delays to the Store going out of business.

Many also said that they were unable to complete the purchase even though they had the device in their shopping cart.

Pixel 6 series software updates

The Pixel 6 series will ship with Android 12 out of the box. With that in mind, we’ll be tracking all upcoming software updates, including security fixes and bug fixes, for the Pixel 6 series in this section.

Info. Last updated on Version Region / Download Change log / User reports
October 27 SD1A.210817.036 Global Posted
November 02 SD1A.210817.036 Global Posted
04 November Android 12L Developer Overview Global Coming soon
November 17 SD1A.210817.037.A1 Verizon Output 1, 2
November 17 SD1A.210817.037 Global Posted
Info. Last updated on Version Region / Download Change log / User reports
December 14th SQ1D.211205.016.A1 Canada Posted
December 14th SQ1D.211205.016.A4 UK Posted

Bugs, glitches and issues

Like all Pixel series smartphones, this year’s lineup may also have software or hardware issues. We’ll keep an eye out for bugs and issues with the Pixel 6 range and update this tracker regularly so you don’t have to.

Info. Last updated on Description of the bug Status
08 Dec. Inconsistent and slow fingerprint scanner Update released
29 october Nova Launcher keeps crashing Workaround
October 30 Google Assistant voice typing option is greyed out on the Gboard app Workaround
October 30 Pixel Buds A-Series promo code not working error Workaround
December 14th Noisy viewfinder when using cameras Fixed
Info. Last updated on Description of the bug Status
November 8 Playing with the Pixel 6’s animations can lead to always-on display issues Workaround
November 8 Pixel 6 screen turns on automatically Workaround
December 3 Pixel 6’s Wi-Fi keeps turning off Correction allegedly to come
November 9 Chrome does not update Workaround
04 Dec. Unable to open battery settings Workarounds (1, 2)
Info. Last updated on Description of the bug Status
November 01 Telegram app stuck at 60Hz Workaround
November 02 Pixel 6 Pro residual light flickering issue Correction coming soon in the December update
November 03 Missing “Quick Sentences” option in Google Assistant Workaround
November 03 Missing ‘vibrate mode’ icon in status bar Not recognized
December 10 Bluetooth audio playback occasionally pauses on YouTube, Spotify, and other apps Fixed
Info. Last updated on Description of the bug Status
November 05 Android Auto does not appear in the app launcher Expected behaviour
November 06 Accidental call from random contacts Fixed
December 10 Unlocked Verizon Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6 units do not receive an OTA update Fixed
November 08 PIN code required at all times or “Device has been manually locked” notification Not recognized
12 november Missing 2FA login prompts on Pixel devices Workarounds
Info. Last updated on Description of the bug Status
December 10 Cannot turn off in-game dashboard toggle Fixed
November 09 Some Google Pixel 6 units can be unlocked with the fingerprints of other people comes to light
November 10 Fingerprint enrollment failure issue Assigned for investigation
November 09 No quick mute option on screen when pressing volume keys comes to light
November 11th Missing face unlock feature May come soon
Info. Last updated on Description of the bug Status
November 13 Stuttering when switching apps or scrolling Not recognized
November 16 Magic Eraser missing after updating Photos Fixed
November 17 Eratic and inconsistent automatic brightness comes to light
November 18 Pixel 6 Pro won’t charge at 30W Explain
December 18 The mobile network continues to decline Under investigation
Info. Last updated on Description of the bug Status
November 19 Transparent or blurry notification shadow caused by bug Not recognized
November 20 H.264 streaming does not work with Chrome Fixed
December 14th Microphone or speaker is not working properly Fixed
22 november USB OTG camera function is not working properly Not recognized
November 30 The HSBC banking app is not working Fixed
Info. Last updated on Description of the bug Status
December 10 Quick tap does not work Improvement update
24 november Alarm does not repeat using volume buttons Not recognized
November 26 Binance app keeps crashing or falling behind on Pixel 6 devices Not recognized (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
November 26 Suspected overheating during normal use Workarounds
November 27 Bluetooth connectivity issues for hearing aids Correction to come allegedly
Info. Last updated on Description of the bug Status
December 10 Intermittent Bluetooth connection with cars and wireless headphones Fixed
November 27 Third-party chargers and cables do not work Workaround
December 10 Excessive battery discharge with the mobile network on standby Improvement update
December 10 The proximity sensor does not work Improvement update
December 02 DJI Drone camera feed not working Fixed
Info. Last updated on Description of the bug Status
December 15 Sony WF-1000XM4 Bluetooth issues with Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro Persists after December update
December 17th Keeps logging out of Android Auto at random Workaround
December 14th Clicking noises from the camera module Explanation
December 18 Cannot listen to music with an external DAC Not recognized

Android 12 update tracking
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