Google is finally rolling out the latest Google Play system update to select Pixel phones after a two-month wait. The phones getting the latest update are the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, as well as the Pixel 6 series, which includes the Pixel 6a. These Pixel phones already received a Google Play system update last November, and the tech giant skipped the December update. Owners of eligible Pixel phones can download the update now by going to the Settings app on their smartphone.
According to a 9to5Google report, the Google Play system update on the Pixel 7 Pro is a 63MB download, while the latest update on the Pixel 6 series including the Pixel 6a is 58MB in size. Gadgets 360 has confirmed the availability of the update on the Pixel 7.
To download the January 2023 Google Play system update, go to the Settings app on your Pixel phone, then click Security and privacy. Then tap Google Play system and you will see the update along with the download size. You need to restart your device, so save your work and then download and install the update. In particular, according to Google, the latest Google Play system update comes with improved device stability.
Meanwhile, Google recently started testing Android 13 QPR2 on eligible Pixel phones, including the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, 6a, the Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, and the Pixel 4a. The update has only been rolled out to selected users who have enrolled in the beta program. The new update brings bug fixes, new emojis, a new way to record the contents of your screen, as well as a temporary taskbar, Unicode 15 emoji and more.
The update also comes with a new Google Home device control icon, according to the report. The Android 13 QPR2 builds on the updates Google introduced in the Android 13 QPR1 release that rolled out weeks after the initial release of Android 13 last year.