this This month’s security patch Is the first release after Android 11 and, as usual, contains a number of bug fixes. The October update addresses two key issues with the Pixel 4a and benefits all other devices as well.
According to Google, the touch sensitivity of the Pixel 4a when using a screen protector has improved, and it also supports “automatic brightness response under specific light conditions”. The latter may be related to low cost phones that use ambient light sensors under the display. For the first time on Google devices, this was a problem especially encountered by early reviewers. Touch screen issues, on the other hand, were more widespread among some users.
A bug with the Pixel 3-4a auto-rotation has also been fixed, but the remaining fixes apply to all currently supported (Pixel 2 and later) devices.
- Fix some devices getting stuck during boot
- Fixed to prevent inadvertent call notifications from being disabled
- Fixed an issue where the auto-rotate icon was missing for certain device orientations
- Fixed Summary Swipe Gestures Not Detected in Launcher
The final issue was particularly annoying on Android 11, where the Pixel Launcher was prompted to show you how to swipe up as the user remained “missed”. Meanwhile, the rotation continues to polish to some extent. The first problem wasn’t particularly widespread, but the second one was pretty weird.
The October security patch is currently being deployed on Pixel devices prior to Pixel 4a. Wait for OTA or Manual sideload today..