Google Release March Security Update for Pixel Devices

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Google Release March Security Update for Pixel Devices
Google Release March Security Update for Pixel Devices

On Monday, 13 March, Google released the Android feature drop after a week-long postponement. It is attached to this month’s security patches. However, the feature drop bids some restricted extra for Google Pixels phones, and the security patch will make its way to all the latest Android phones.

Moreover, this update contains numerous fixes and developments around device constancy, performance, connectivity, and many more. So, let us deep dive into what Google declares in the news in this month’s patch.

Applications

  • Fix for problem triggering the Live Translate feature to prompt for translation too often in firm apps (Pixel 6, 6a, 6 Pro, 7, and 7 Pro).
  • Fix for an issue often keeps displayed while certain application activities are active.
  • Fix issues occasionally preventing screenshots from being captured in certain applications.
  • Fix an issue often preventing Wallpaper and style settings from opening.

Camera

  • Overall camera stability and performance improvements in certain conditions (Pixel 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 7, and 7 Pro only).
  • Color accuracy or exposure level improvements while using the front camera in certain conditions (Pixel 7 and 7 Pro only).

Bluetooth

  • Fix an issue often preventing Android Auto from connecting wirelessly with certain vehicle head units.
  • Improvements for connection stability with certain Bluetooth LE headsets or accessories.

Touch

  • Overall improvements for touch response and performance in certain conditions (Pixel 7 and 7 Pro only).

Battery & Charging

  • Fix an issue often causing app battery restriction settings to be reset after a software update.
  • Fix an issue often preventing Battery Share from charging certain devices or accessories (Pixel 6, 6 Pro, 7, and 7 Pro).
  • Overall, charging battery usage performance improves in certain conditions (Pixel 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 7, and 7 Pro).
  • Overall wireless charging stability or performance improvements in certain conditions (Pixel 6, 6 Pro, 7, and 7 Pro).

Biometrics

  • Improve fingerprint recognition and response in certain conditions (Pixel 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 7, and 7 Pro).

System

  • Fix for issue preventing the device bootloader from being unlocked in certain conditions (Pixel 6a only).
  • Fix for issue preventing the device from booting to Android in certain conditions (Pixel 6a only).
  • Overall improvements for system stability and performance in certain conditions.
  • Kernel upgrades to 4.14.295 *[5], 4.19.261 *[6], 5.10.149 (Pixel 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 7 and 7Pro).

Display & Graphics

  • Fix an issue often causing display flicker or artifacts in certain applications or conditions (Pixel 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 7, and 7 Pro).
  • Fix an issue often causing instability or playback errors with certain media apps or content (Pixel 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 7, and 7 Pro).
  • Fix an issue often causing video preview to flicker in certain apps (Pixel 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 7, and 7 Pro).

Interface

  • Fix for issue causing the home screen UI to appear blurred in certain conditions.
  • Fix the issue, often causing navigation UI to display over the Assistant interface.
  • Fix the issue triggering the notification drawer to appear empty.
  • Fixing the issue often causes Overview screen panels to display over the home screen.
  • Fix the issue preventing haptic feedback when interacting with the notification drawer in certain situations.
  • Overall improvements for performance in certain UI transitions and animations.
  • Improvements for status bar layout and response in certain device orientations.
  • Fix the issue causing lag with switching between apps while third part launcher apps are in use.
  • Fix the issue causing certain on-device search results to launch apps in the work profile.
  • Fix the issue triggering text entries in Battery Usage Settings to Overlap each other while scrolling.
  • Improvements for home screen icon behavior when switching between different network sizes.
  • Fix the issue, often causing inner launcher icons to appear clipped after closing a folder.
  • Fix the issue often preventing app icon size scaling when altering display size.
  • Fix the issue, often triggering input text to overlap inside the search bar.
  • Fix issue often prevents screenshot sharing or editing when tapping overly tabs.
  • Fix the issue, often causing media player notifications to appear cut off.
  • Fix the issue, often causing the screen to unlock to overlap with notifications, home screen, or other UI basics.
  • Fix the issue often, triggering Quick Settings tiles to be activated while the menu is not pulled down.
  • Fix the issue, often causing the silent mode icon to appear hidden or missing from the status bar.

Framework

  • Fix issues often prevent the keyboard from demonstrating in certain apps or conditions.

Sensors

  • Extra tuning for haptics intensity and response in certain conditions (Pixel 6a).
  • Overall improvements for adaptive brightness response in certain conditions.

WIFI

  • Overall improvements for wifi network connection stability and performance in certain settings.
  • Improvements for connection stability with certain wifi 6E proficient networks (Pixel 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 7, and 7 Pro).

Telephony

  • Overall improvements for network connection stability and performance in certain conditions.

The March Feature Drop is obvious as a Pixel-first experience. The security patch will come to all Android phones depending on your device’s age. However, you will require at least a Google Pixel 4a to get it for Pixel phones.

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