Yesterday was the first Monday of the month – time for the Google Pixel update for August. However, those who had already hoped for the first version with Android 14 will be disappointed at first. The new firmware for supported Pixel phones is still based on Android 13, although the latest new Android 14 betas have also been released at the beginning of each month. However, the finished, stable version of Android 14 could be released this month, like last year. Otherwise it will start in September at the latest.
The Google Pixel update is available for all models starting from the Pixel 4a and carries the version number TQ3A.230805.001. However, there are two exceptions: The Google Pixel Fold gets the firmware TQ3C.230805.001.A3 and the Pixel Tablet gets the version TQ3A.230805.001.B1. In Japan, the Pixel Fold gets TQ3A.230805.001.A4 and in the US, the Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a get version TQ3A.230805.001.A1 on the T-Mobile network and on Google Fi. Finally, Verizon customers will receive firmware TQ3A.230805.001.A2 for all Pixel models.
As usual, the Google Pixel update includes security patches, bug fixes, and various improvements. Among other things, Google mentions occasional problems with the Bluetooth connection on the Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet. In addition, certain live wallpapers were displayed incorrectly in different orientations and sometimes search inputs via the launcher were not registered. Another issue caused the lock screen to become unresponsive on the Fold. Finally, Google also fixed an issue that caused flickering or glitches on the Pixel Tablet in hub mode.
As this is a Google update, it will take some time to reach all supported devices. The rollout usually takes several weeks.