Pixel 6 will be updated later.
What you need to know
- Google is rolling out a January update for its Pixel smartphones.
- The security patch includes many bug fixes, including a Microsoft Teams emergency call bug.
- Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will receive updates later this month.
The latest Pixel update is now available, it brings the January security patch and fixes bug fixes for some of Google’s best Android phones (such as Pixel 5a). This marks the first update of the Pixel smartphone this year, although Pixel 6 users will have to wait longer to get it.
The most significant fix addresses the mysterious Microsoft Teams bug that prevents users from making emergency calls. The application has been updated to resolve this issue, but Google is releasing its own system-wide update, which hopefully prevents this issue from recurring.
There is no explicit mention of Microsoft Teams, but the support page lists it as “[f]ix is used to prevent emergency calls in certain situations when certain third-party applications are installed. “It is worth noting that Pixel 3 has been included in this fix, although support officially ended in October. That is, Google is preparing another update call, so this may be it.
The update also fixes picture-in-picture issues on some apps, notification shadow issues, bugs related to Pixel Stand, etc.
Starting today, the update is being rolled out to Pixel smartphones. However, Pixel 6 and 6 Pro were excluded, and Google suspended their updates to resolve issues in the December update. The support page ensures that these devices “will receive an update later this month,” so Pixel 6 owners will have to wait longer, as was the case with the December update.