Pixel 8 Series and Older Models Get February Update With Bug Fixes, Security Patches in Tow

Feb 6, 2024

Google has released the Android 14 monthly update for eligible smartphone models, ranging from Pixel 5a to Pixel 8 Pro. The Pixel Tablet and Pixel Fold, Google's first Pixel-branded tablet and foldable phone, will also receive the February update. The search giant has introduced some bug fixes with the latest monthly update, as well as some glitches affecting the company's handsets. Google recently enabled new software features on its latest Pixel 8 series of smartphones.

The company's release notes published on Monday say the February Pixel update brings general improvements to camera system stability and performance on the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, as well as fixes for the phones' screens looking blurry in some scenarios . According to the company, users who have experienced Wi-Fi stability and performance issues should also update to the latest version.

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Google has also fixed issues with the Android system framework that could cause issues with third-party apps on the Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel 8, and Pixel 8. Affect stability or performance. Supporter. The Pixel Fold's external display issues have also been resolved with the February update.

Meanwhile, the company's February Pixel update bulletin states that a security vulnerability with 'high' severity (CVE-2024-22012) that affects the bootloader (the software that loads the operating system into memory when the device starts) , has been patched.

Five other security flaws related to Qualcomm components (audio) and one vulnerability affecting a closed-source Qualcomm component have been fixed – all six are rated 'medium' severity.

To download and install the update, owners of the Pixel 5a and newer models, or the Pixel Fold and Pixel tablets, can open the Settings app and tap System , software update , system update, After installing the update and restarting the smartphone or tablet, the phone will be protected with the latest security patch, and the company recommends all Pixel hardware owners to download and install the latest February Pixel update.

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