Lately it seems like almost every major Android update that Google pushes has some sort of issue at the beginning. The launch of Android 14 last month was no exception. Some users who have multiple user accounts on their Pixel phones are reporting “Out of space” errors. Others got stuck in a bootloop loop after the update.
This should now be over: Google has just released the November Android update for supported Pixel devices. The error that caused the above-mentioned problems was also fixed. As it turned out, the problem occurred on various Pixel devices. These include the Pixel 6, Pixel 6a, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Tablet, Pixel Fold, Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.
Additionally, the update also includes fixes for an issue that resulted in a green flash when the Pixel 7 Pro’s display turned off under certain conditions. Another problem led to NFC instabilities, another directly to instabilities of the entire system. The latter happened when an app tried to launch another app that was no longer installed. Sometimes desktop icons disappeared when unlocking and sometimes wallpapers were misaligned on devices with a notch. Finally, there was some screen stuttering on the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro due to inaccurate touch unlocking.
Google says it will take a week for the firmware update to reach all available devices. The rollout will occur in waves depending on the mobile provider and the device. The new build number is UP1A.231105.001 for the Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5 and Pixel 5a 5G. The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro get UD1A.231105.004 and all other supported devices get UP1A.231105.003.