- The initial rollout of Google’s first substantial upgrade for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro was delayed and plagued with glitches.
- The company has already declared that it is suspending the December 2021 update to investigate calls dropping and disconnecting reports.
- The bulk of owners of Google’s newest flagship phones will have to wait a bit longer (or risk manually updating with the currently available defective patch) before they can experience all of the new capabilities.
The initial distribution of Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro’s first significant update has been delayed and fraught with issues. The business has now announced that it has halted the release of the December 2021 upgrade to investigate concerns about calls dropping and disconnecting. According to a Google Support forum article (via Droid-Life), a new version containing all previously mentioned features and a fix for the disconnection issue should be available by late January. If you’re not experiencing any problems, you can continue using the newest software for the time being; but, for those experiencing connection troubles, Google recommends reverting and factory resetting your device.
Already, the December update included a lengthy list of widely awaited changes, as well as quick 23W wireless charging through the Pixel Stand 2. Additionally, it contained additional features such as the “Quick Tap to Snap” Snapchat integration, Google highlighted before the phone’s debut, as well as support for digital car keys and file sharing via the Pixel 6 Pro’s ultra-wideband processor. Now, the majority of owners of Google’s newer flagship phones will have to wait a bit longer (or risk manually updating with the currently available faulty patch) before experiencing all of the new features.
About Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Smartphones
It’s uncommon for a new smartphone to feel entirely new. The prevalent theme is that cellphones are all “mature” technologies, with each new model being only marginally different from the previous one. That statement contains a great deal of truth— Apple has produced 15 generations of iPhones! — and the newness you receive by spending hundreds of dollars every couple of years to upgrade rarely affects your daily life.
On the other hand, Google’s new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are more innovative than the average phone, even though they do not fold in half or feature particularly unusual designs. They have new cameras, materials, hardware, and software, as well as fresh ideas about what a smartphone should be capable of doing for you.
However, much of this is new for Google and is not necessarily distinguishable from what is now available from many other smartphone manufacturers. The $599 Pixel 6 and $899 Pixel 6 Pro represent a new beginning for Google’s smartphone ambitions, a fresh start for a firm that has slogged through five generations of Pixel phones without making an impact.
In a nutshell, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are not completely optimized and do not perform as well as Google says. However, this does not diminish their status as some of the most excellent phones available and maybe the best Android phones to buy right now.
Google’s new Pixel phones feature an entirely new look. It follows the patterns that other famous Android phone makers established in recent years. Rather than unique textured surfaces with bright splashes of color, they’re your standard glass and metal sandwich slabs with aluminum frames and slick backs. Their details lack the fun and personality of previous Pixel phones. And they’re not nearly as polished as the best from Apple and Samsung at the moment – it’s easy to spot a rough edge or two along the seams.
The Pixel 6 is available in three color options – black, red, or green, whereas the Pixel 6 Pro is only available in more conservative shades of black, white, or gold. The original 6’s metal sides are hefty and matte black, whereas the 6 Pro’s aluminum sides are slimmer and polished to a shine. The six is unquestionably more enjoyable between the two, while the 6 Pro falls short of competing phones in its price range in terms of design and fit and finish.