Jimmy Westenberg / Android Authority
Google has announced the January 2022 Android security patch update for Pixel devices. All Pixel smartphones except the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will receive the update starting today. Eligible devices include Google Pixel 5a, 5, 4a 5G, 4a, 4 XL, 4, 3a XL, or 3a. Factory images and OTA files are now available for these devices.
Unsurprisingly, the January update for the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro has been delayed until the end of the month. Google had issues with the December 2021 Android security patch for the Pixel 6 series. A few users received the update during the initial rollout, and many of those said they experienced interruptions.call. Then the company announced in late December that it had suspended the update so it could fix some bugs. In that statement, Google said it plans to fix the call abandonment issue by the end of January.
For all other Pixel users, Google has included several fixes for screen unlock errors, issues with blocking emergency calls under certain circumstances, incorrect data usage in the network menu, and more. You can read all about the functional changes here, as well as all the security updates in the Pixel Update Bulletin.
January 2022 Android Security Patch Links
Note: These links are for US models only unlocked. If you have a Carrier-branded Pixel phone or live in another country, you’ll need to visit here for factory images or here for OTA images.
Google Pixel 6 Pro
Google Pixel 6
Google Pixel 5a
Google Pixel 5
Google Pixel 4a 5G
Google Pixel 4a
Google Pixel 4XL
Google Pixel 4
Google Pixel 3a XL
Google Pixel 3a
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