Google Pixel 8a gets its first software update

Yes! You heard it right. Within the first week of the release of Google Pixel 8a, the OEM has already started rolling out its first-ever update. Though Google’s latest mid-budget segment Pixel 8a handset is new in the market, it’s getting a new software update that includes security patch improvement and another important feature as a bonus.

The specific firmware update comes with the 189MB package size via OTA, which isn’t that big. It brings the latest May 2024 security patch update along with Google’s AI-generated wallpaper feature. Well, this AI wallpaper generator option has been added previously to the flagship models only, such as the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Samsung Galaxy S24 series.

If we recall correctly, the generative AI wallpaper feature was unveiled at the Google I/O 2023 event. It uses artificial intelligence to create stunning & personalized wallpapers depending on the user-configured themes. So, Pixel 8a users will also be able to enjoy this feature, just like premium smartphone users. We all know that Google already announced that the Pixel 8a will receive seven years of software updates like its bigger siblings.

So, in that case, the mid-ranger Pixel 8a also gets into strong competition for most Android fans under an affordable price tag. We’re expecting that Google will push more exclusive and premium features to its Pixel 8a to make it more compelling. Just like Samsung, it looks like Google is also trying to implement multiple features and developments to its latest Pixel devices to grab more users.

Google Pixel 8a gets its first software update
Google Pixel 8a gets its first software update

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With every year, Samsung is pushing more & more Galaxy models under the A-series, F-series, M-series, etc, the differentiating line between these models becomes so thin. Therefore, Android fans will be able to choose Pixel 8a as a better option in this hurdle. Google is focusing on AI and machine learning, which will help Pixel 8a owners get new features or AI optimizations in the future.

If you’re also looking for the best budget-segment Android smartphone, you can try to consider buying a Pixel 8a device.

Via: Androidauthority

Subodh Gupta
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Subodh is from Kolkatta. He has been covering Windows, Apple and Android news and guides on RMG network

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