Googles Pixel updates for April are here. This isnt one of the huge feature drop updates (that was last month), however gadget owners can eagerly anticipate the newest security spots and a handful of improvements and fixes. This time around, Google particularly calls out enhanced photo quality in some third-party apps and even efficiency enhancements for video games on the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, plus a handful of fixes addressing concerns on numerous Pixel models, consisting of a problem that goes back to a missing December Feature Drop feature.
So-called “functional spot notes” explaining changes for Pixels in this update..
Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 owners might appreciate this update, which promises much better electronic camera quality in particular third-party apps and what seem like improved video game performance. Other fixes for a freeze throughout start-up and a concern with gadgets appearing as offline while linked to a VPN are likewise included for more Pixel gadgets– we have not heard of either, so I cant inform you excessive about them.
The fix for missing out on home grid settings calls back to a concern we reported on in January, where a handful of Pixels didnt have the new custom grid size choices that dripped down to older Pixels as part of the December 2020 function drop. It wasnt the biggest feature, however Google did specifically call it out as a brand-new personalization option for Pixel owners with older gadgets, and it was a bummer it didnt work for everyone.
According to yooj, the extremely most current April 2021 security spots are included with this update, consisting of several “High” and “Critical” seriousness vulnerabilities, though Pixel-specific vulnerabilities this month are couple of. Build numbers right now match throughout the Pixel lineup: RQ2A.210405.005.
Folks with a Pixel 5 or Pixel 4a 5G on Verizon may see a delay for this update. As of now, factory and OTA images have just been released for other providers, particularly omitting big red for those 2 phones, and that might extend to the upgrades more conventional rollout.
On that note, the update ought to start landing on Pixel gadgets still in their assistance window over the next hour or more– thats the Pixel 3 series, Pixel 3a series, Pixel 4 series, Pixel 4a series, and Pixel 5– but the impatient can sideload it by hand.