Google starts rolling out February 2022 Pixel updates

Posted on February 7, 2022 by Laurent Giret in Android with 10 Comments

Google has just announced the release of the February 2022 software updates for all Pixel devices running Android 12 or newer. The updates will roll out gradually to all eligible Pixel devices, which includes the Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G), as well as the brand new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

As you may know, many early adopters of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have been complaining about software issues since their Fall 2021 launch, and the February 2022 update should improve things on the Camera and Bluetooth fronts: Google has fixed an issue causing some Pixel 6 devices to reboot when the camera was being used, and the Bluetooth audio quality and disconnection issues should also be a thing of the past.

Google also fixed a bug causing the keyboard to display over input text in certain conditions. According to Google, this specific bug affected the Pixel 3a, the Pixel 3a XL, and all Pixel devices that followed. Lastly, the February 2022 Pixel updates should also improve cellular connectivity for Pixel 4, Pixel 4XL, Pixel 4a (5G) & Pixel 5 devices on the C Spire and Cellcom networks.

As usual, these new Pixel software updates will roll out in phases and users will receive a push notification once the new bits are available for their device. Google is committed to releasing new Pixel updates every month, and we’ll sure be keeping an eye on future releases.

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Comments (10)

10 responses to “Google starts rolling out February 2022 Pixel updates”

  1. nicholas_kathrein

    1st! Did a check and the update for Feb was there for my Pixel 6 Pro. :)

  2. dftf

    17MB here on the Pixel 3a... only three more security updates to go now, sadly!

  3. matt11to5

    Also got it on my Pixel 6. Glad this one is not delayed by two months.

  4. jlmerrill

    After tis update is the 6 really that bad now?

    • nicholas_kathrein

      I've had really no issue except the slow finger print recognition and I had some instances where I had to use the power switch to get the screen to wake up so I could use the finger print scanner in the screen. That was on the OG software that came with the original update. That issue isn't one any longer. The finger print scanning never was a problem just slow and maybe on average that's better but again wasn't a issue. Just wait an extra second or two. No app crashes or slow camera. All's been great. It sucks when you do have issues like Paul. Maybe he's just "never happy?" Just Joking :) He's Mr. Sunshine ☀

    • Trickyd

      Like the previous poster , I'm having no real issues with the 6 Pro and love the new cameras , just wish they would put the 6 Pro's camera and processor in the Pixel 5 body - that would be the perfect phone - pocketable , tough with no need for a case and powerful - the 6 Pro in a case just feels like a heavy clunker in comparison!

      • thretosix

        That's the beauty of choice. I find myself in the opposite line of thinking. The 5 feels small and the 6 Pro feels just right.

  5. brad9999

    @Paul, are you thinking about switching back to the Pixel 6 Pro for another test run?