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Google Pixel is getting an update to fix one of its most annoying bugs

by Josh Levenson | June 6, 2017June 6, 2017 8:30 am PDT

The Pixel and Pixel XL have been plagued with issues ever since they hit the shelves back in October, 2016, and on Tuesday Google started rolling out a much-needed update to fix the latest glitch users have been reporting: periodic freezing.

While the upgrade is said to fix the issue, a Community Manager over on Google’s Product Forums didn’t sound entirely sold when he published a post explaining that “freezing and general device performance issues can be caused by many different things.”

In addition to a patch for the periodic freezing glitch, the update is said to include all of the bug fixes, speed optimizations and security improvements included in this month’s maintenance release, which was announced on Monday.

There’s a way to jump the queue, but we wouldn’t recommend it

As we mentioned earlier, the OTA is already making the rounds, but if you’re feeling impatient, you can grab the factory images the firm’s website right here. Although, we wouldn’t recommend going down this route if you’ve never sideloaded an update before.


Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...