Google starts rolling out January 2023 Security Update for Pixel devices

Google has started pushing the first update for Pixel devices in 2023. Yes, the January 2023 update is already here and it is available for all eligible Pixel devices. The eligible Pixel 4a or later models can upgrade to the latest software update. Google released a bunch of new features to the Pixel smartphones the last month’s Pixel Feature Drop. Now, the January 2023 Security Update for Pixel devices will bring some more additions.

Features of the new Pixel updates

Google’s new update will feature on the security side while bringing in a few enhancements. As for the features, the software will bring support for Spatial Audio to Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel 7. This month’s release will bring improvements to biometrics and fingerprint.

The update will also address many issues including corrupted or distorted photos while zooming and fixed the issue that was occasionally causing UI to display in landscape layout while the device is in portrait mode. This is a small incremental software upgrade and it weighs just 35MB in size.

How to download January 2023 Security Update for Pixel devices

Google starts rolling out January 2023 Security Update for Pixel devices

Google has released the new firmware on Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5a, and Pixel 5a 5G with the TQ1A.230105.001 firmware version. Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 7 have received the update with the version number TQ1A.230105.002. The Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 Pro have bagged the update with the version number TQ1A.230105.001.A2.

If you’ve got the Pixel 4a in Canada, then the update will roll out with the build number TQ1A.230105.001.B1. Meanwhile, the Telstra (AU) model will receive the new update with build number TQ1A.230105.002.A1 on Pixel 7 Pro and TQ1A.230105.001.A3 on Pixel 7.

The update is being rolled out in a staged manner and the January 2023 OTA notification will reach your device soon. Once you get the update, you can tap on it and download it. Otherwise, you should head over to Settings -> System -> Advanced -> System Update and Install the update.

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