It’s August 4 and while It’s unlikely that Android 13 will be stable by the end of the month, history suggests that Google’s recent (and semi-recent) Pixel phones will have a meaningful (or at least semi-meaning) within days, yes, hours. ) should receive new software update .
But this regular schedule seems to be disrupted this month for unknown reason, even though Google technically has a Android Security Bulletin on August 1 a hint at an August 5 rollout for the update that addresses all freshly detailed issues.
Instead, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6a owners get an “extra update” as we speak designed to address a single “GPS location error under certain circumstances”. This has nothing to do with the actual August 2022 security patch, which is now vaguely slated to roll out to “all supported Pixel devices” in the “coming weeks”.
That list includes the Pixel 4, 4 XL, 4a, 4a (5G), 5 and 5a (5G) in addition to the aforementioned 6, 6 Pro and 6a, with all of these phones likely to benefit greatly from a security standpoint once this mysteriously delayed implementation finally goes through.
Keep in mind that the undoubtedly minor new update currently coming to the Pixel 6 trio may take a few days and several “phases” to reach all global users, and despite its extremely young age, the 6a mid-ranger is already looking at his second software patch, which still doesn’t take care of the phone though most published early bug.