Google Pixel 8 phones get January 2024 update with bug fixes

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The Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro are receiving January 2024 update. The search giant rolls out monthly updates for its devices. The January 2024 update is the first of the year. It mainly focuses on fixing bugs and issues following last month’s big December Feature Drop. This time, Google took two more days to deliver the update instead of the first Monday of the month schedule.

Google Pixel 8, 8 Pro receive January 2024 update focusing on bug fixes

As per the January 2024 update changelog, Google has fixed a camera bug that was causing the camera app to crash in certain conditions. This is rolling out to other eligible devices apart from the Pixel 8 series. The list includes the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series as well as the Pixel 5, 5a, Pixel Fold, and Pixel Tablet.

Additionally, Pixel 8 series users are also getting two more fixes. The update resolves the flashing black screen issue that would appear while playing video in certain conditions. It also fixes a wallpaper bug that shows black on the home screen in certain cases.

The latest update also includes the January 2024 security patch. As per the Android security bulletin, it squashes a host of bugs and fixes security loopholes. The January 1 patch resolves 11 security issues whereas the January 5 patch fixes 49 critical-severity vulnerabilities.

January 2024 update rolling over-the-air

The build number of the January 2024 update in the global market for the Pixel 5a (5G), Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, and Pixel Tablet is UQ1A.240105.002. The global versions of the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, Pixel 8, and Pixel 8 Pro have the firmware number UQ1A.240105.004. Meanwhile, the Verizon-locked versions of the aforementioned devices carry the build number UQ1A.240105.004.A1.

The January 2024 update for Pixel devices is rolling over the air. Since it is released in a phased manner, it should take some time to hit all eligible devices. Users can also manually check for the update by heading to Settings > System > System Update.

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