Google releases surprising update for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

Enrique, 17 November 2021

An unexpected mid-month update is now arriving to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The only known change is currently a single digit in the build number. Google went from SD1A.210817.036 to SD1A.210817.037 and both builds are on the November patch.

A couple of users on the comment section of the Droid-Life story report that the update comes in at 14.56MB and those on Verizon, Fi, T-Mobile, and unlocked devices are seeing the OTA notification. Others say the update is taking upwards of over an hour to completely install.

At least a couple of commenters claimed that the fingerprint scanner is working much quicker. Another user claims that the camera now rotates UI elements with the phone’s orientation so there may be some other updates to the camera as well.

Google has not released any official changelog for this OTA update.



Reader comments

  • J
  • 21 Nov 2021
  • q9r

Lol my finger print scanner sucks

So how is the fingerprint reader not working and when did they disable it? My pixel 6 has a great fp reader, it's very competitive with my OnePlus 8.

  • BadClyde
  • 18 Nov 2021
  • rRU

Working fine is not the same as working quickly. It's a very slow fp scanner relative to its competitors from Samsung and OnePlus.

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