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Google starts rolling out January update for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro

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Arriving much sooner than the original "late January" target from Google or this morning's carrier date, the next patch for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro is now beginning to roll out following a long delay.

After the December OTA stopped rolling out in late 2021, Google announced that the next Pixel 6 update would arrive later in the month than usual. This "pause" — along with the unprecedented removal of the factory images — was due to "some users" encountering dropped or disconnected calls. The company also had to disable Hold For Me and Call Screening from the Phone app "in light of a bug in the December Android update."

The January security patch rolled out normally at the start of the new year for all other Pixel phones, and is now making its way to the 6 and 6 Pro:

As of today, there is only one build for each phone, while this January patch addresses 10 issues and Chromecast volume controls. As of Google publishing the images for manually install/sideloading, tapping "Check for update" does not yet trigger the on-device OTA. The date suggested by the Canadian carrier today could be when that starts occurring. [Update: The OTA is rolling out to phones as of Friday afternoon.]

Pixel 6/Pro January patch

Framework

Network & Telephony

Power

System

User Interface

Wi-Fi

December patch

Apps

Audio

Battery & Power

Biometrics

Bluetooth

Camera

Display & Graphics

Framework

Media

Network & Telephony

Sensors

System

User Interface

Wi-Fi

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