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roirraW "edor" ehT

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@Ghisy posted below #4:

From Android Police:

It's coming to supported Pixel devices today, but Pixel 6 and 6 Pro users will have to wait a little longer. Google says those phones are getting their updates sometime later this month.

@henihazbay posted a better format post about the December update here:

https://support.google.com/pixelphone/thread/139017133/google-pixel-update-december-2021?hl=en:

Camille V.Community Manager
1 hr
Google Pixel Update - December 2021
Hello Pixel Community,
We have provided the monthly software update for December 2021. All supported Pixel devices running Android 12 will receive these software updates as part of the December 2021 update, which begins rolling out to users today. The rollout will continue over the next month in phases depending on carrier and device. The rollout will start on Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro later this month. We will provide an update to this post once it is available. Users will receive a notification once it becomes available. We encourage you to check your Android version and update to receive the latest software.
Details of this month’s security fixes can be found on the Android Security Bulletin:
https://source.android.com/security/bulletin
Thanks,
Google Pixel Support Team

Software versions
Global

  • Pixel 3a (XL): SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 4 (XL): SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 4a: SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 4a (5G): SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 5: SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 5a (5G): SQ1A.211205.008

What’s included
In addition to new features, the December 2021 update includes several fixes and improvements across many areas including device performance, stability, connectivity, and more – see below for some notable improvements.
Apps
  • Fix for issue causing Assistant to unintentionally start a phone call in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for stuck or frozen app UI in certain conditions *[7].
Audio
  • General fixes & improvements for audio playback issues in certain apps *[1].
  • Fix for issue causing audio noise in videos captured while using certain phone cases *[1].
  • Fix for issue causing microphone to cut out during calls in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for issue causing occasional audio glitch when adjusting volume levels *[1].
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing audio playback from speaker in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for issue preventing Now Playing to search for unrecognized music *[1].
Battery & Power
  • Additional improvements for battery charging information shown in notification shade *[4].
  • General improvements for battery & thermal performance in certain conditions *[7].
  • General improvements for wireless charging in certain conditions *[5].
  • Improvements for alignment detection on Pixel Stand in certain conditions *[5].
  • Fix for issues occasionally causing incorrect Battery usage accounting to display in Settings *[7].
Biometrics
  • General improvements for fingerprint sensor stability & performance *[1].
  • Additional fixes for issues preventing enrollment of new fingerprints in certain conditions *[1].
  • General improvements for face unlock stability & performance *[6].
Bluetooth
  • General Bluetooth stability improvements for certain conditions *[3].
  • Fix for distorted audio over Bluetooth in certain scenarios *[1].
  • Fix for issue causing Bluetooth to turn on after disabling in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for volume adjustment issues with certain Bluetooth audio devices *[7].
Camera
  • General image quality improvements in camera preview/capture *[1].
  • General improvements for camera stability & performance *[1].
  • General improvements for auto-focus response in certain capture modes *[1].
  • General improvements for color consistency in viewfinder preview *[1].
  • Fix for issue causing blank viewfinder preview in certain conditions *[1].
Display & Graphics
  • Enable ANGLE graphics support library for certain apps and games *[1].
  • Add additional example images for display color options in Settings *[7].
  • General improvements to keep the screen on after multiple manual wakes *[7].
  • General improvements for Adaptive brightness response in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for occasional screen flicker during brightness adjustment *[1].
  • Fix for issue preventing Smooth Display to switch display refresh rate in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for issue causing screen flicker after locking or unlocking device in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for occasional white screen flash after display goes to sleep *[7].
Framework
  • Fix for issue causing app icons to display as pending downloads after installation completes *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing Play store app installation to pause indefinitely in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing Work Profile setup to complete in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue preventing all settings or apps to be restored from backup during setup in certain conditions *[7].
Media
  • Fix for issue causing system crash during media playback in certain conditions *[7].
Network & Telephony
  • General improvements for network connection stability & performance *[7].
  • Fix for crash in Settings when toggling Airplane mode on certain network configurations *[7].
  • Fix for issue that disabled call features on certain devices or networks in certain conditions *[1].
Sensors
  • General improvements for sensor stability & response in certain conditions *[2].
  • General improvements for Quick Tap response & performance *[2].
  • General improvements for Auto-rotate response in certain device orientations *[4].
  • General improvements for Adaptive brightness response in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue preventing lift to wake and double tap to wake in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for issue preventing Always-on-display from turning on in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for issue causing unexpected haptics or vibration in certain conditions *[1].
System
  • Kernel update to 4.9.279 for Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL.
  • Kernel update to 4.14.243 for Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL & Pixel 4a.
  • Kernel update to 4.19.202 for Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5 & Pixel 5a (5G).
  • General improvements for system stability & performance *[7]
  • Fix for issue causing device to freeze after sleeping while charging in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing OTA updates to install *[7].
User Interface
  • Add Material You dynamic theming support for the device boot animation *[7].
  • Improvements for Internet tile in Quick Settings *[7].
  • Improvements for Quick Settings layout in certain device orientations *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing display to stay on during wireless charging *[5].
  • Fix for issue causing Game Dashboard icon to display over lock screen *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing incorrect colors or theme to display in Quick Settings in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing lock screen icons to display in notification shade in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing notification History & Clear all buttons to occasionally display incorrectly *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing persistent app media controls in notification shade in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing persistent call notification in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing persistent Turn off work apps button in app drawer *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing screen flicker after locking or unlocking device in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing Settings to crash in Conversations menu in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing undismissable Game Dashboard button during gameplay in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing app drawer to scroll to the top after clearing search query *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing certain home screen icons to appear misaligned in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue enabling Quick Settings toggles to be tapped from home screen in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue hiding date or time in Quick Settings in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing blank background on home screen after setting wallpaper *[7].
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing Quick Settings to pull down after unlocking device *[7].
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing UI elements to display with transparent backgrounds *[7].
  • Fix for issue occasionally displaying Work Profile badge icon on personal apps or contacts *[7].
  • Fix for issue preventing conversation bubble to be dismissed in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue preventing search results to display in Settings in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for occasional screen flicker in notification shade when dragging from top of screen *[7].
  • Fix for occasional flickering when quickly switching between apps in certain conditions *[7].
Wi-Fi
  • General improvements for Wi-Fi stability & performance *[7].
  • Fix for issue that would occasionally disconnect device from Wi-Fi in certain conditions *[1].

----------------------------------------------------------------
Device Applicability
*[1] Included on Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
*[2] Included on Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G), Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
*[3] Included on Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G)
*[4] Included on Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G), Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
*[5] Included on Pixel 4 / XL, Pixel 5, Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
*[6] Included on Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL
*[7] Included on Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G), Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro

Other source for changes (more technical) below:
https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/pixel/2021-12-01
The Pixel Update Bulletin contains details of security vulnerabilities and functional improvements affecting supported Pixel devices (Google devices). For Google devices, security patch levels of 2021-12-05 or later address all issues in this bulletin and all issues in the December 2021 Android Security Bulletin. To learn how to check a device's security patch level, see Check and update your Android version.
All supported Google devices will receive an update to the 2021-12-05 patch level. We encourage all customers to accept these updates to their devices.

Note: The Google device firmware images are available on the Google Developer site.

Announcements​

  • In addition to the security vulnerabilities described in the December 2021 ndroid Security Bulletin, Google devices also contain patches for the security vulnerabilities described below.

Security patches​

Vulnerabilities are grouped under the component that they affect. There is a description of the issue and a table with the CVE, associated references, type of vulnerability, severity, and updated Android Open Source Project (AOSP) versions (where applicable). When available, we link the public change that addressed the issue to the bug ID, like the AOSP change list. When multiple changes relate to a single bug, additional references are linked to numbers following the bug ID.

Android TV​

CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
CVE-2021-1000A-185190688EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-1033A-185247656EoPModerate12

Framework​

CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
CVE-2021-0981A-191981182EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-0984A-192475653EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-0985A-190403923EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-1019A-195031401EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-1024A-191283525EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-0978A-192587406IDModerate12
CVE-2021-0979A-191772737IDModerate12
CVE-2021-0982A-192368508IDModerate12
CVE-2021-0983A-192245204IDModerate12
CVE-2021-0986A-192247339IDModerate12
CVE-2021-0988A-191954233IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1009A-189858128IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1010A-189857801IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1011A-188219307IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1013A-186404356IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1030A-194697001IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1031A-194697004IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1032A-184745603IDModerate12
CVE-2021-0993A-193849901DoSModerate12

Media Framework​

CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
CVE-2021-1003A-189857506EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-1027A-193033243EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-1028A-193034683EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-1029A-193034677EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-0976A-199680600IDModerate12
CVE-2021-0998A-193442575IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1001A-190435883IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1002A-194533433IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1018A-194110891IDModerate12

Messaging​

CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
CVE-2021-0973A-197328178IDModerate12

System​

CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
CVE-2021-0769A-184676316EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-0977A-183487770EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-0992A-180104327EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-0999A-196858999EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-1004A-197749180EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-1016A-183610267EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-1017A-182583850EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-1020A-195111725EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-1021A-195031703EoPModerate12
CVE-2021-0987A-190619791IDModerate12
CVE-2021-0989A-194105812IDModerate12
CVE-2021-0990A-185591180IDModerate12
CVE-2021-0991A-181588752IDModerate12
CVE-2021-0994A-193801134IDModerate12
CVE-2021-0995A-197536547IDModerate12
CVE-2021-0996A-181346545IDModerate12
CVE-2021-0997A-191086488IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1005A-186530889IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1006A-183961974IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1007A-167759047IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1012A-195412179IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1014A-186776740IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1015A-186530496IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1023A-195963373IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1025A-193800652IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1026A-194798757IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1034A-193441322IDModerate12
CVE-2021-1008A-197327688DoSModerate12
CVE-2021-1022A-180420059DoSModerate12

Kernel components​

CVEReferencesTypeSeverityComponent
CVE-2020-25668A-190228658
Upstream kernel
EoPModerateKernel
CVE-2021-23134A-188883590
Upstream kernel
EoPModerateNFC
CVE-2021-33200A-190011721
Upstream kernel [2] [3]
EoPModerateKernel
CVE-2021-39656A-174049066
Upstream kernel
EoPModerateKernel
CVE-2021-39636A-120612905
Upstream kernel [2] [3] [4] [5]
IDModerateKernel
CVE-2021-39648A-160822094
Upstream kernel
IDModerateKernel
CVE-2021-39657A-194696049
Upstream kernel
IDModerateKernel

Pixel​

CVEReferencesTypeSeverityComponent
CVE-2021-39639A-198291476 *EoPHighBootloader
CVE-2021-39640A-157294279 *EoPHighUSB
CVE-2021-39644A-199809304 *EoPHighBootloader
CVE-2021-39645A-199805112 *EoPHighBootloader
CVE-2021-1047A-197966306 *IDHighTitan M2
CVE-2021-39638A-195607566 *EoPModerateCamera
CVE-2021-39641A-126949257 *EoPModerateBootloader
CVE-2021-39642A-195731663 *EoPModerateCamera
CVE-2021-39643A-195573629 *EoPModerateTitan M2
CVE-2021-39649A-174049006 *EoPModerateAudio
CVE-2021-39650A-169763055 *EoPModerateKernel
CVE-2021-39651A-193438173 *EoPModerateBiometrics
CVE-2021-39652A-194499021 *EoPModerateTouch
CVE-2021-39653A-193443223 *EoPModerateBootloader
CVE-2021-39655A-192641593 *EoPModerateKernel
CVE-2021-1046A-195609074 *IDModerateCamera
CVE-2021-39637A-193579873 *IDModerateSystem
CVE-2021-39646A-201537251 *IDModerateBootloader
CVE-2021-39647A-198713939 *IDModerateBootloader

Qualcomm components​

CVEReferencesSeverityComponent
CVE-2021-30298A-190408641
QC-CR#2873209 [2]
ModerateKernel

Functional patches​

For details on the new bug fixes and functional patches included in this release, refer to the Pixel Community forum.

Common questions and answers​

This section answers common questions that may occur after reading this bulletin.

1. How do I determine if my device is updated to address these issues?

Security patch levels of 2021-12-05 or later address all issues associated with the 2021-12-05 security patch level and all previous patch levels. To learn how to check a device's security patch level, read the instructions on the Google device update schedule.

2. What do the entries in the Type column mean?

Entries in the Type column of the vulnerability details table reference the classification of the security vulnerability.

AbbreviationDefinition
RCERemote code execution
EoPElevation of privilege
IDInformation disclosure
DoSDenial of service
N/AClassification not available
3. What do the entries in the References column mean?

Entries under the References column of the vulnerability details table may contain a prefix identifying the organization to which the reference value belongs.

PrefixReference
A-Android bug ID
QC-Qualcomm reference number
M-MediaTek reference number
N-NVIDIA reference number
B-Broadcom reference number
U-UNISOC reference number
4. What does an * next to the Android bug ID in the References column mean?

Issues that are not publicly available have an * next to the Android bug ID in the References column. The update for that issue is generally contained in the latest binary drivers for Pixel devices available from the Google Developer site.

5. Why are security vulnerabilities split between this bulletin and the Android Security Bulletins?

Security vulnerabilities that are documented in the Android Security Bulletins are required to declare the latest security patch level on Android devices. Additional security vulnerabilities, such as those documented in this bulletin are not required for declaring a security patch level.

Versions​

VersionDateNotes
1.0December 6, 2021Bulletin Released
 
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roirraW "edor" ehT

Forum Moderator
Staff member
@henihazbay posted a better format post about the December update here:

https://support.google.com/pixelphone/thread/139017133/google-pixel-update-december-2021?hl=en:


Camille V.Community Manager
1 hr
Google Pixel Update - December 2021
Hello Pixel Community,
We have provided the monthly software update for December 2021. All supported Pixel devices running Android 12 will receive these software updates as part of the December 2021 update, which begins rolling out to users today. The rollout will continue over the next month in phases depending on carrier and device. The rollout will start on Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro later this month. We will provide an update to this post once it is available. Users will receive a notification once it becomes available. We encourage you to check your Android version and update to receive the latest software.
Details of this month’s security fixes can be found on the Android Security Bulletin:
https://source.android.com/security/bulletin
Thanks,
Google Pixel Support Team

Software versions
Global

  • Pixel 3a (XL): SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 4 (XL): SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 4a: SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 4a (5G): SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 5: SQ1A.211205.008
  • Pixel 5a (5G): SQ1A.211205.008

What’s included
In addition to new features, the December 2021 update includes several fixes and improvements across many areas including device performance, stability, connectivity, and more – see below for some notable improvements.
Apps
  • Fix for issue causing Assistant to unintentionally start a phone call in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for stuck or frozen app UI in certain conditions *[7].
Audio
  • General fixes & improvements for audio playback issues in certain apps *[1].
  • Fix for issue causing audio noise in videos captured while using certain phone cases *[1].
  • Fix for issue causing microphone to cut out during calls in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for issue causing occasional audio glitch when adjusting volume levels *[1].
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing audio playback from speaker in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for issue preventing Now Playing to search for unrecognized music *[1].
Battery & Power
  • Additional improvements for battery charging information shown in notification shade *[4].
  • General improvements for battery & thermal performance in certain conditions *[7].
  • General improvements for wireless charging in certain conditions *[5].
  • Improvements for alignment detection on Pixel Stand in certain conditions *[5].
  • Fix for issues occasionally causing incorrect Battery usage accounting to display in Settings *[7].
Biometrics
  • General improvements for fingerprint sensor stability & performance *[1].
  • Additional fixes for issues preventing enrollment of new fingerprints in certain conditions *[1].
  • General improvements for face unlock stability & performance *[6].
Bluetooth
  • General Bluetooth stability improvements for certain conditions *[3].
  • Fix for distorted audio over Bluetooth in certain scenarios *[1].
  • Fix for issue causing Bluetooth to turn on after disabling in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for volume adjustment issues with certain Bluetooth audio devices *[7].
Camera
  • General image quality improvements in camera preview/capture *[1].
  • General improvements for camera stability & performance *[1].
  • General improvements for auto-focus response in certain capture modes *[1].
  • General improvements for color consistency in viewfinder preview *[1].
  • Fix for issue causing blank viewfinder preview in certain conditions *[1].
Display & Graphics
  • Enable ANGLE graphics support library for certain apps and games *[1].
  • Add additional example images for display color options in Settings *[7].
  • General improvements to keep the screen on after multiple manual wakes *[7].
  • General improvements for Adaptive brightness response in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for occasional screen flicker during brightness adjustment *[1].
  • Fix for issue preventing Smooth Display to switch display refresh rate in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for issue causing screen flicker after locking or unlocking device in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for occasional white screen flash after display goes to sleep *[7].
Framework
  • Fix for issue causing app icons to display as pending downloads after installation completes *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing Play store app installation to pause indefinitely in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing Work Profile setup to complete in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue preventing all settings or apps to be restored from backup during setup in certain conditions *[7].
Media
  • Fix for issue causing system crash during media playback in certain conditions *[7].
Network & Telephony
  • General improvements for network connection stability & performance *[7].
  • Fix for crash in Settings when toggling Airplane mode on certain network configurations *[7].
  • Fix for issue that disabled call features on certain devices or networks in certain conditions *[1].
Sensors
  • General improvements for sensor stability & response in certain conditions *[2].
  • General improvements for Quick Tap response & performance *[2].
  • General improvements for Auto-rotate response in certain device orientations *[4].
  • General improvements for Adaptive brightness response in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue preventing lift to wake and double tap to wake in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for issue preventing Always-on-display from turning on in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for issue causing unexpected haptics or vibration in certain conditions *[1].
System
  • Kernel update to 4.9.279 for Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL.
  • Kernel update to 4.14.243 for Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL & Pixel 4a.
  • Kernel update to 4.19.202 for Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5 & Pixel 5a (5G).
  • General improvements for system stability & performance *[7]
  • Fix for issue causing device to freeze after sleeping while charging in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing OTA updates to install *[7].
User Interface
  • Add Material You dynamic theming support for the device boot animation *[7].
  • Improvements for Internet tile in Quick Settings *[7].
  • Improvements for Quick Settings layout in certain device orientations *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing display to stay on during wireless charging *[5].
  • Fix for issue causing Game Dashboard icon to display over lock screen *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing incorrect colors or theme to display in Quick Settings in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing lock screen icons to display in notification shade in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing notification History & Clear all buttons to occasionally display incorrectly *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing persistent app media controls in notification shade in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing persistent call notification in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing persistent Turn off work apps button in app drawer *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing screen flicker after locking or unlocking device in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing Settings to crash in Conversations menu in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing undismissable Game Dashboard button during gameplay in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing app drawer to scroll to the top after clearing search query *[7].
  • Fix for issue causing certain home screen icons to appear misaligned in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue enabling Quick Settings toggles to be tapped from home screen in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue hiding date or time in Quick Settings in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing blank background on home screen after setting wallpaper *[7].
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing Quick Settings to pull down after unlocking device *[7].
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing UI elements to display with transparent backgrounds *[7].
  • Fix for issue occasionally displaying Work Profile badge icon on personal apps or contacts *[7].
  • Fix for issue preventing conversation bubble to be dismissed in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for issue preventing search results to display in Settings in certain conditions *[7].
  • Fix for occasional screen flicker in notification shade when dragging from top of screen *[7].
  • Fix for occasional flickering when quickly switching between apps in certain conditions *[7].
Wi-Fi
  • General improvements for Wi-Fi stability & performance *[7].
  • Fix for issue that would occasionally disconnect device from Wi-Fi in certain conditions *[1].

----------------------------------------------------------------
Device Applicability
*[1] Included on Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
*[2] Included on Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G), Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
*[3] Included on Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G)
*[4] Included on Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G), Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
*[5] Included on Pixel 4 / XL, Pixel 5, Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
*[6] Included on Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL
*[7] Included on Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G), Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
 

Morgrain

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@Ghisy posted below #4:



@henihazbay posted a better format post about the December update here:

https://support.google.com/pixelphone/thread/139017133/google-pixel-update-december-2021?hl=en:



Other source for changes (more technical) below:
https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/pixel/2021-12-01
The Pixel Update Bulletin contains details of security vulnerabilities and functional improvements affecting supported Pixel devices (Google devices). For Google devices, security patch levels of 2021-12-05 or later address all issues in this bulletin and all issues in the December 2021 Android Security Bulletin. To learn how to check a device's security patch level, see Check and update your Android version.

A bit redundant.
 

roirraW "edor" ehT

Forum Moderator
Staff member
From Android Police:

Boo :(

Indeed, the December OTAs and factory images for other Pixels are available already but no 6/6 Pro.
Thank you for the additional information. I won't wish bad on the messenger! :D Oh well, them taking longer probably means it's going to be so much better for those who wait. Better to get a great update later than a just okay update quickly.
 

Az Biker

Sr. Mod / Mod & RC-RT Committees / Shred'r of MTBs
Staff member
From Android Police:



Boo :(

Indeed, the December OTAs and factory images for other Pixels are available already but no 6/6 Pro.
WHAT THE .......!!!!

YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

I gotta wait ANOTHER week?!?!?!?!??

That's it, I'm burning my 6 PRO, burying it in the yard, then flooding the yard!

I'm going back to my 2 XL!

Nope! Going back to my THUDERBOLT! YES!!!!!!!!!!!

SCREEEEEEEEEEEW GOOGLE!

I'm never using Google again!
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Google Factory Images .......... F5.............. F5.............. F5 :p :p :p
 

fcrane91

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I wonder if it will fix support for 3rd party wall plugs. Amazon's choice can't be wrong 😤
 

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    @Ghisy posted below #4:

    From Android Police:

    It's coming to supported Pixel devices today, but Pixel 6 and 6 Pro users will have to wait a little longer. Google says those phones are getting their updates sometime later this month.

    @henihazbay posted a better format post about the December update here:

    https://support.google.com/pixelphone/thread/139017133/google-pixel-update-december-2021?hl=en:

    Camille V.Community Manager
    1 hr
    Google Pixel Update - December 2021
    Hello Pixel Community,
    We have provided the monthly software update for December 2021. All supported Pixel devices running Android 12 will receive these software updates as part of the December 2021 update, which begins rolling out to users today. The rollout will continue over the next month in phases depending on carrier and device. The rollout will start on Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro later this month. We will provide an update to this post once it is available. Users will receive a notification once it becomes available. We encourage you to check your Android version and update to receive the latest software.
    Details of this month’s security fixes can be found on the Android Security Bulletin:
    https://source.android.com/security/bulletin
    Thanks,
    Google Pixel Support Team

    Software versions
    Global

    • Pixel 3a (XL): SQ1A.211205.008
    • Pixel 4 (XL): SQ1A.211205.008
    • Pixel 4a: SQ1A.211205.008
    • Pixel 4a (5G): SQ1A.211205.008
    • Pixel 5: SQ1A.211205.008
    • Pixel 5a (5G): SQ1A.211205.008

    What’s included
    In addition to new features, the December 2021 update includes several fixes and improvements across many areas including device performance, stability, connectivity, and more – see below for some notable improvements.
    Apps
    • Fix for issue causing Assistant to unintentionally start a phone call in certain conditions *[1].
    • Fix for stuck or frozen app UI in certain conditions *[7].
    Audio
    • General fixes & improvements for audio playback issues in certain apps *[1].
    • Fix for issue causing audio noise in videos captured while using certain phone cases *[1].
    • Fix for issue causing microphone to cut out during calls in certain conditions *[1].
    • Fix for issue causing occasional audio glitch when adjusting volume levels *[1].
    • Fix for issue occasionally preventing audio playback from speaker in certain conditions *[1].
    • Fix for issue preventing Now Playing to search for unrecognized music *[1].
    Battery & Power
    • Additional improvements for battery charging information shown in notification shade *[4].
    • General improvements for battery & thermal performance in certain conditions *[7].
    • General improvements for wireless charging in certain conditions *[5].
    • Improvements for alignment detection on Pixel Stand in certain conditions *[5].
    • Fix for issues occasionally causing incorrect Battery usage accounting to display in Settings *[7].
    Biometrics
    • General improvements for fingerprint sensor stability & performance *[1].
    • Additional fixes for issues preventing enrollment of new fingerprints in certain conditions *[1].
    • General improvements for face unlock stability & performance *[6].
    Bluetooth
    • General Bluetooth stability improvements for certain conditions *[3].
    • Fix for distorted audio over Bluetooth in certain scenarios *[1].
    • Fix for issue causing Bluetooth to turn on after disabling in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for volume adjustment issues with certain Bluetooth audio devices *[7].
    Camera
    • General image quality improvements in camera preview/capture *[1].
    • General improvements for camera stability & performance *[1].
    • General improvements for auto-focus response in certain capture modes *[1].
    • General improvements for color consistency in viewfinder preview *[1].
    • Fix for issue causing blank viewfinder preview in certain conditions *[1].
    Display & Graphics
    • Enable ANGLE graphics support library for certain apps and games *[1].
    • Add additional example images for display color options in Settings *[7].
    • General improvements to keep the screen on after multiple manual wakes *[7].
    • General improvements for Adaptive brightness response in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for occasional screen flicker during brightness adjustment *[1].
    • Fix for issue preventing Smooth Display to switch display refresh rate in certain conditions *[1].
    • Fix for issue causing screen flicker after locking or unlocking device in certain conditions *[1].
    • Fix for occasional white screen flash after display goes to sleep *[7].
    Framework
    • Fix for issue causing app icons to display as pending downloads after installation completes *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing Play store app installation to pause indefinitely in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue occasionally preventing Work Profile setup to complete in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue preventing all settings or apps to be restored from backup during setup in certain conditions *[7].
    Media
    • Fix for issue causing system crash during media playback in certain conditions *[7].
    Network & Telephony
    • General improvements for network connection stability & performance *[7].
    • Fix for crash in Settings when toggling Airplane mode on certain network configurations *[7].
    • Fix for issue that disabled call features on certain devices or networks in certain conditions *[1].
    Sensors
    • General improvements for sensor stability & response in certain conditions *[2].
    • General improvements for Quick Tap response & performance *[2].
    • General improvements for Auto-rotate response in certain device orientations *[4].
    • General improvements for Adaptive brightness response in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue preventing lift to wake and double tap to wake in certain conditions *[1].
    • Fix for issue preventing Always-on-display from turning on in certain conditions *[1].
    • Fix for issue causing unexpected haptics or vibration in certain conditions *[1].
    System
    • Kernel update to 4.9.279 for Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL.
    • Kernel update to 4.14.243 for Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL & Pixel 4a.
    • Kernel update to 4.19.202 for Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5 & Pixel 5a (5G).
    • General improvements for system stability & performance *[7]
    • Fix for issue causing device to freeze after sleeping while charging in certain conditions *[1].
    • Fix for issue occasionally preventing OTA updates to install *[7].
    User Interface
    • Add Material You dynamic theming support for the device boot animation *[7].
    • Improvements for Internet tile in Quick Settings *[7].
    • Improvements for Quick Settings layout in certain device orientations *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing display to stay on during wireless charging *[5].
    • Fix for issue causing Game Dashboard icon to display over lock screen *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing incorrect colors or theme to display in Quick Settings in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing lock screen icons to display in notification shade in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing notification History & Clear all buttons to occasionally display incorrectly *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing persistent app media controls in notification shade in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing persistent call notification in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing persistent Turn off work apps button in app drawer *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing screen flicker after locking or unlocking device in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing Settings to crash in Conversations menu in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing undismissable Game Dashboard button during gameplay in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing app drawer to scroll to the top after clearing search query *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing certain home screen icons to appear misaligned in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue enabling Quick Settings toggles to be tapped from home screen in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue hiding date or time in Quick Settings in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing blank background on home screen after setting wallpaper *[7].
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing Quick Settings to pull down after unlocking device *[7].
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing UI elements to display with transparent backgrounds *[7].
    • Fix for issue occasionally displaying Work Profile badge icon on personal apps or contacts *[7].
    • Fix for issue preventing conversation bubble to be dismissed in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue preventing search results to display in Settings in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for occasional screen flicker in notification shade when dragging from top of screen *[7].
    • Fix for occasional flickering when quickly switching between apps in certain conditions *[7].
    Wi-Fi
    • General improvements for Wi-Fi stability & performance *[7].
    • Fix for issue that would occasionally disconnect device from Wi-Fi in certain conditions *[1].

    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    Device Applicability
    *[1] Included on Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
    *[2] Included on Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G), Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
    *[3] Included on Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G)
    *[4] Included on Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G), Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
    *[5] Included on Pixel 4 / XL, Pixel 5, Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
    *[6] Included on Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL
    *[7] Included on Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G), Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro

    Other source for changes (more technical) below:
    https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/pixel/2021-12-01
    The Pixel Update Bulletin contains details of security vulnerabilities and functional improvements affecting supported Pixel devices (Google devices). For Google devices, security patch levels of 2021-12-05 or later address all issues in this bulletin and all issues in the December 2021 Android Security Bulletin. To learn how to check a device's security patch level, see Check and update your Android version.
    All supported Google devices will receive an update to the 2021-12-05 patch level. We encourage all customers to accept these updates to their devices.

    Note: The Google device firmware images are available on the Google Developer site.

    Announcements​

    • In addition to the security vulnerabilities described in the December 2021 ndroid Security Bulletin, Google devices also contain patches for the security vulnerabilities described below.

    Security patches​

    Vulnerabilities are grouped under the component that they affect. There is a description of the issue and a table with the CVE, associated references, type of vulnerability, severity, and updated Android Open Source Project (AOSP) versions (where applicable). When available, we link the public change that addressed the issue to the bug ID, like the AOSP change list. When multiple changes relate to a single bug, additional references are linked to numbers following the bug ID.

    Android TV​

    CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
    CVE-2021-1000A-185190688EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-1033A-185247656EoPModerate12

    Framework​

    CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
    CVE-2021-0981A-191981182EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-0984A-192475653EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-0985A-190403923EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-1019A-195031401EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-1024A-191283525EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-0978A-192587406IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-0979A-191772737IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-0982A-192368508IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-0983A-192245204IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-0986A-192247339IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-0988A-191954233IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1009A-189858128IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1010A-189857801IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1011A-188219307IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1013A-186404356IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1030A-194697001IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1031A-194697004IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1032A-184745603IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-0993A-193849901DoSModerate12

    Media Framework​

    CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
    CVE-2021-1003A-189857506EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-1027A-193033243EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-1028A-193034683EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-1029A-193034677EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-0976A-199680600IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-0998A-193442575IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1001A-190435883IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1002A-194533433IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1018A-194110891IDModerate12

    Messaging​

    CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
    CVE-2021-0973A-197328178IDModerate12

    System​

    CVEReferencesTypeSeverityUpdated AOSP versions
    CVE-2021-0769A-184676316EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-0977A-183487770EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-0992A-180104327EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-0999A-196858999EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-1004A-197749180EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-1016A-183610267EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-1017A-182583850EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-1020A-195111725EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-1021A-195031703EoPModerate12
    CVE-2021-0987A-190619791IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-0989A-194105812IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-0990A-185591180IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-0991A-181588752IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-0994A-193801134IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-0995A-197536547IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-0996A-181346545IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-0997A-191086488IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1005A-186530889IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1006A-183961974IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1007A-167759047IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1012A-195412179IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1014A-186776740IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1015A-186530496IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1023A-195963373IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1025A-193800652IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1026A-194798757IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1034A-193441322IDModerate12
    CVE-2021-1008A-197327688DoSModerate12
    CVE-2021-1022A-180420059DoSModerate12

    Kernel components​

    CVEReferencesTypeSeverityComponent
    CVE-2020-25668A-190228658
    Upstream kernel
    EoPModerateKernel
    CVE-2021-23134A-188883590
    Upstream kernel
    EoPModerateNFC
    CVE-2021-33200A-190011721
    Upstream kernel [2] [3]
    EoPModerateKernel
    CVE-2021-39656A-174049066
    Upstream kernel
    EoPModerateKernel
    CVE-2021-39636A-120612905
    Upstream kernel [2] [3] [4] [5]
    IDModerateKernel
    CVE-2021-39648A-160822094
    Upstream kernel
    IDModerateKernel
    CVE-2021-39657A-194696049
    Upstream kernel
    IDModerateKernel

    Pixel​

    CVEReferencesTypeSeverityComponent
    CVE-2021-39639A-198291476 *EoPHighBootloader
    CVE-2021-39640A-157294279 *EoPHighUSB
    CVE-2021-39644A-199809304 *EoPHighBootloader
    CVE-2021-39645A-199805112 *EoPHighBootloader
    CVE-2021-1047A-197966306 *IDHighTitan M2
    CVE-2021-39638A-195607566 *EoPModerateCamera
    CVE-2021-39641A-126949257 *EoPModerateBootloader
    CVE-2021-39642A-195731663 *EoPModerateCamera
    CVE-2021-39643A-195573629 *EoPModerateTitan M2
    CVE-2021-39649A-174049006 *EoPModerateAudio
    CVE-2021-39650A-169763055 *EoPModerateKernel
    CVE-2021-39651A-193438173 *EoPModerateBiometrics
    CVE-2021-39652A-194499021 *EoPModerateTouch
    CVE-2021-39653A-193443223 *EoPModerateBootloader
    CVE-2021-39655A-192641593 *EoPModerateKernel
    CVE-2021-1046A-195609074 *IDModerateCamera
    CVE-2021-39637A-193579873 *IDModerateSystem
    CVE-2021-39646A-201537251 *IDModerateBootloader
    CVE-2021-39647A-198713939 *IDModerateBootloader

    Qualcomm components​

    CVEReferencesSeverityComponent
    CVE-2021-30298A-190408641
    QC-CR#2873209 [2]
    ModerateKernel

    Functional patches​

    For details on the new bug fixes and functional patches included in this release, refer to the Pixel Community forum.

    Common questions and answers​

    This section answers common questions that may occur after reading this bulletin.

    1. How do I determine if my device is updated to address these issues?

    Security patch levels of 2021-12-05 or later address all issues associated with the 2021-12-05 security patch level and all previous patch levels. To learn how to check a device's security patch level, read the instructions on the Google device update schedule.

    2. What do the entries in the Type column mean?

    Entries in the Type column of the vulnerability details table reference the classification of the security vulnerability.

    AbbreviationDefinition
    RCERemote code execution
    EoPElevation of privilege
    IDInformation disclosure
    DoSDenial of service
    N/AClassification not available
    3. What do the entries in the References column mean?

    Entries under the References column of the vulnerability details table may contain a prefix identifying the organization to which the reference value belongs.

    PrefixReference
    A-Android bug ID
    QC-Qualcomm reference number
    M-MediaTek reference number
    N-NVIDIA reference number
    B-Broadcom reference number
    U-UNISOC reference number
    4. What does an * next to the Android bug ID in the References column mean?

    Issues that are not publicly available have an * next to the Android bug ID in the References column. The update for that issue is generally contained in the latest binary drivers for Pixel devices available from the Google Developer site.

    5. Why are security vulnerabilities split between this bulletin and the Android Security Bulletins?

    Security vulnerabilities that are documented in the Android Security Bulletins are required to declare the latest security patch level on Android devices. Additional security vulnerabilities, such as those documented in this bulletin are not required for declaring a security patch level.

    Versions​

    VersionDateNotes
    1.0December 6, 2021Bulletin Released
    6
    From Android Police:



    Boo :(

    Indeed, the December OTAs and factory images for other Pixels are available already but no 6/6 Pro.
    WHAT THE .......!!!!

    YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    I gotta wait ANOTHER week?!?!?!?!??

    That's it, I'm burning my 6 PRO, burying it in the yard, then flooding the yard!

    I'm going back to my 2 XL!

    Nope! Going back to my THUDERBOLT! YES!!!!!!!!!!!

    SCREEEEEEEEEEEW GOOGLE!

    I'm never using Google again!
    .


    .


    .

    Google Factory Images .......... F5.............. F5.............. F5 :p :p :p
    2
    @henihazbay posted a better format post about the December update here:

    https://support.google.com/pixelphone/thread/139017133/google-pixel-update-december-2021?hl=en:


    Camille V.Community Manager
    1 hr
    Google Pixel Update - December 2021
    Hello Pixel Community,
    We have provided the monthly software update for December 2021. All supported Pixel devices running Android 12 will receive these software updates as part of the December 2021 update, which begins rolling out to users today. The rollout will continue over the next month in phases depending on carrier and device. The rollout will start on Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro later this month. We will provide an update to this post once it is available. Users will receive a notification once it becomes available. We encourage you to check your Android version and update to receive the latest software.
    Details of this month’s security fixes can be found on the Android Security Bulletin:
    https://source.android.com/security/bulletin
    Thanks,
    Google Pixel Support Team

    Software versions
    Global

    • Pixel 3a (XL): SQ1A.211205.008
    • Pixel 4 (XL): SQ1A.211205.008
    • Pixel 4a: SQ1A.211205.008
    • Pixel 4a (5G): SQ1A.211205.008
    • Pixel 5: SQ1A.211205.008
    • Pixel 5a (5G): SQ1A.211205.008

    What’s included
    In addition to new features, the December 2021 update includes several fixes and improvements across many areas including device performance, stability, connectivity, and more – see below for some notable improvements.
    Apps
    • Fix for issue causing Assistant to unintentionally start a phone call in certain conditions *[1].
    • Fix for stuck or frozen app UI in certain conditions *[7].
    Audio
    • General fixes & improvements for audio playback issues in certain apps *[1].
    • Fix for issue causing audio noise in videos captured while using certain phone cases *[1].
    • Fix for issue causing microphone to cut out during calls in certain conditions *[1].
    • Fix for issue causing occasional audio glitch when adjusting volume levels *[1].
    • Fix for issue occasionally preventing audio playback from speaker in certain conditions *[1].
    • Fix for issue preventing Now Playing to search for unrecognized music *[1].
    Battery & Power
    • Additional improvements for battery charging information shown in notification shade *[4].
    • General improvements for battery & thermal performance in certain conditions *[7].
    • General improvements for wireless charging in certain conditions *[5].
    • Improvements for alignment detection on Pixel Stand in certain conditions *[5].
    • Fix for issues occasionally causing incorrect Battery usage accounting to display in Settings *[7].
    Biometrics
    • General improvements for fingerprint sensor stability & performance *[1].
    • Additional fixes for issues preventing enrollment of new fingerprints in certain conditions *[1].
    • General improvements for face unlock stability & performance *[6].
    Bluetooth
    • General Bluetooth stability improvements for certain conditions *[3].
    • Fix for distorted audio over Bluetooth in certain scenarios *[1].
    • Fix for issue causing Bluetooth to turn on after disabling in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for volume adjustment issues with certain Bluetooth audio devices *[7].
    Camera
    • General image quality improvements in camera preview/capture *[1].
    • General improvements for camera stability & performance *[1].
    • General improvements for auto-focus response in certain capture modes *[1].
    • General improvements for color consistency in viewfinder preview *[1].
    • Fix for issue causing blank viewfinder preview in certain conditions *[1].
    Display & Graphics
    • Enable ANGLE graphics support library for certain apps and games *[1].
    • Add additional example images for display color options in Settings *[7].
    • General improvements to keep the screen on after multiple manual wakes *[7].
    • General improvements for Adaptive brightness response in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for occasional screen flicker during brightness adjustment *[1].
    • Fix for issue preventing Smooth Display to switch display refresh rate in certain conditions *[1].
    • Fix for issue causing screen flicker after locking or unlocking device in certain conditions *[1].
    • Fix for occasional white screen flash after display goes to sleep *[7].
    Framework
    • Fix for issue causing app icons to display as pending downloads after installation completes *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing Play store app installation to pause indefinitely in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue occasionally preventing Work Profile setup to complete in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue preventing all settings or apps to be restored from backup during setup in certain conditions *[7].
    Media
    • Fix for issue causing system crash during media playback in certain conditions *[7].
    Network & Telephony
    • General improvements for network connection stability & performance *[7].
    • Fix for crash in Settings when toggling Airplane mode on certain network configurations *[7].
    • Fix for issue that disabled call features on certain devices or networks in certain conditions *[1].
    Sensors
    • General improvements for sensor stability & response in certain conditions *[2].
    • General improvements for Quick Tap response & performance *[2].
    • General improvements for Auto-rotate response in certain device orientations *[4].
    • General improvements for Adaptive brightness response in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue preventing lift to wake and double tap to wake in certain conditions *[1].
    • Fix for issue preventing Always-on-display from turning on in certain conditions *[1].
    • Fix for issue causing unexpected haptics or vibration in certain conditions *[1].
    System
    • Kernel update to 4.9.279 for Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL.
    • Kernel update to 4.14.243 for Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL & Pixel 4a.
    • Kernel update to 4.19.202 for Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5 & Pixel 5a (5G).
    • General improvements for system stability & performance *[7]
    • Fix for issue causing device to freeze after sleeping while charging in certain conditions *[1].
    • Fix for issue occasionally preventing OTA updates to install *[7].
    User Interface
    • Add Material You dynamic theming support for the device boot animation *[7].
    • Improvements for Internet tile in Quick Settings *[7].
    • Improvements for Quick Settings layout in certain device orientations *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing display to stay on during wireless charging *[5].
    • Fix for issue causing Game Dashboard icon to display over lock screen *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing incorrect colors or theme to display in Quick Settings in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing lock screen icons to display in notification shade in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing notification History & Clear all buttons to occasionally display incorrectly *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing persistent app media controls in notification shade in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing persistent call notification in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing persistent Turn off work apps button in app drawer *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing screen flicker after locking or unlocking device in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing Settings to crash in Conversations menu in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing undismissable Game Dashboard button during gameplay in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing app drawer to scroll to the top after clearing search query *[7].
    • Fix for issue causing certain home screen icons to appear misaligned in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue enabling Quick Settings toggles to be tapped from home screen in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue hiding date or time in Quick Settings in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing blank background on home screen after setting wallpaper *[7].
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing Quick Settings to pull down after unlocking device *[7].
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing UI elements to display with transparent backgrounds *[7].
    • Fix for issue occasionally displaying Work Profile badge icon on personal apps or contacts *[7].
    • Fix for issue preventing conversation bubble to be dismissed in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for issue preventing search results to display in Settings in certain conditions *[7].
    • Fix for occasional screen flicker in notification shade when dragging from top of screen *[7].
    • Fix for occasional flickering when quickly switching between apps in certain conditions *[7].
    Wi-Fi
    • General improvements for Wi-Fi stability & performance *[7].
    • Fix for issue that would occasionally disconnect device from Wi-Fi in certain conditions *[1].

    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    Device Applicability
    *[1] Included on Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
    *[2] Included on Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G), Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
    *[3] Included on Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G)
    *[4] Included on Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G), Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
    *[5] Included on Pixel 4 / XL, Pixel 5, Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
    *[6] Included on Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL
    *[7] Included on Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G), Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
    2
    From Android Police:

    Boo :(

    Indeed, the December OTAs and factory images for other Pixels are available already but no 6/6 Pro.
    Thank you for the additional information. I won't wish bad on the messenger! :D Oh well, them taking longer probably means it's going to be so much better for those who wait. Better to get a great update later than a just okay update quickly.
    2
    Thank you for the additional information. I won't wish bad on the messenger! :D Oh well, them taking longer probably means it's going to be so much better for those who wait. Better to get a great update later than a just okay update quickly.
    Totally agree. Which I had it today lol. But better to get it right