Pixel 7 Gets Over 70 Fixes With Android 13 QPR1 Update - Gatous News

Pixel 7 gets over 70 fixes with Android 13 QPR1 update

As expected, Android 13 QPR1 introduces a slew of fixes for both the Pixel 7 series and older supported Google phones.

The first Pixel 7 and 7 Pro update last month only brought a trio of fixes. December’s, which coincides with Android 13 QPR1, brings over 70 across all categories.

Use the following device key to interpret the Pixel’s Android 13 QPR1 changelog:

  • *[1] Included on Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro
  • *[2] Included on Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro
  • *[3] Included on Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a
  • *[4] Included on Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro

app

  • Fix for issue causing text input to certain fields in the Phone app to display in a darker color
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing playback errors when seeking through video content in certain apps
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing text messages from restoring from cloud backups during device setup
  • General improvements for background performance in certain Google apps

Audio

  • General improvements for USB audio support for various cables or accessories *[1]
  • General improvements to support various audio codecs with certain devices or accessories *[4]

Battery & Charge

  • Battery usage in Settings displays information since last full charge (up to 7 days)
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing device to power off while Battery Share is active *[4]
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing higher battery usage during media playback with certain apps *[2]
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing Adaptive charging from working in certain conditions *[2]
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing wireless charging from working with certain accessories *[2]
  • General improvements for charging, battery usage or thermal performance in certain conditions *[1]

biometrics

  • Fix for issue occasionally causing audio to skip when played over certain Bluetooth devices or accessories *[2]
  • Fix for issue occasionally delaying when the fingerprint icon is displayed on the lock screen *[1]
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing fingerprint sensor from detecting touch while always-on display is active *[3]
  • Fix for issue where fingerprint enrollment may occasionally display visual glitches in certain conditions *[1]
  • Improvements for face unlock lock screen helper text shown in certain conditions *[2]

Bluetooth

  • Fix for issue causing music playback to continue without audible sound after ending a call while using certain Bluetooth accessories *[2]
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing audio to skip when played over certain Bluetooth devices or accessories *[2]
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing audio switching between connected Bluetooth devices in certain conditions
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing Bluetooth Low Energy devices from displaying a device name during pairing
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing connection to car head units using older Bluetooth versions
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing discovery of certain Bluetooth devices or accessories
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing previously paired Bluetooth devices from reconnecting
  • General improvements for Bluetooth stability and performance in certain conditions

Cam

  • Fix for issue occasionally causing Camera app to crash while zoomed in or switching modes *[2]
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing viewfinder preview to display a blank screen *[2]
  • Fix for issue where video that is recorded while switching between camera modes occasionally shows gaps in playback *[2]
  • General improvements for camera stability and performance in certain conditions

Display & Graphics

  • Fix for issue occasionally causing screen to flicker when waking from always-on display
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing visual artifacts or glitches while using certain apps or games *[3]

Framework

  • Fix for issue occasionally causing notifications to display in a different color theme from the system
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing the wrong character to display after a new line in certain apps or UI elements
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing Work Profile app notifications to appear even if Work Profile is paused
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing certain apps to rotate to landscape orientation
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing keyboard from being dismissed while using certain apps

sensors

  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing “tap to wake” or “lift to wake” from working in certain conditions *[1]
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing Adaptive brightness from activating in certain conditions
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing Quick Tap from triggering app or system shortcuts in certain conditions
  • Fix to improve Adaptive brightness transitions during phone calls in certain conditions *[1]
  • General improvements for proximity sensor performance under certain lighting conditions *[1]

system

  • General improvements for system stability and performance in certain conditions
  • General improvements to optimize device thermal performance in certain conditions or use cases *[1]

telephony

  • Fix for issue causing reduced network or call stability under certain conditions *[2]
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing network SIM cards from activating in certain conditions *[3]
  • General improvements for network connection stability and performance in certain conditions
  • General improvements for network connectivity after toggling airplane mode off
  • General improvements for switching between 3G to 4G on certain carrier networks
  • General improvements for VPN connection stability and performance on mobile networks under certain conditions
  • General improvements for Wi-Fi calling stability and performance for certain carriers or networks
  • Improve dual SIM network connectivity in certain conditions *[3]
  • Improve RCS messaging stability under certain conditions *[2]

touch

  • General improvements for touch response and performance in certain conditions *[1]

UI

  • Change for home screen search bar behavior to open the Google app when tapping the G logo
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing “Pause work apps” button display over app drawer or in the wrong position
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing certain Settings toggles to appear disabled, or set to the wrong state
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing device color theme to change unexpectedly
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing home screen app icons to appear duplicated after adjusting grid size
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing home screen widgets or icons to appear small or scaled down in certain conditions
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing media player controls to appear invisible or hidden in notification shade
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing notification overflow dot to overlay app icons on lock screen
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing notifications to disappear or appear invisible in notification shade
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing screenshot captures to fail in certain conditions
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing suggested apps in Search to overlap or display over results
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing text to appear incorrectly cutoff or truncated at different font sizes
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing UI to reset after adjusting display resolution
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing wallpaper to appear black or empty in certain conditions
  • Fix for issue occasionally enabling touch interaction during the lock screen transition after screen is turned off
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing media player album art from updating when content changes
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing media player controls from displaying on lock screen
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing screen to appear blank or frozen after launching certain apps
  • Fix for issue where incoming notifications would occasionally display over others listed in the notification shade
  • Fix to improve responsiveness of At A Glance home and lock screen widget for certain conditions or use cases
  • Fix to improve spacing for certain UI modals in device setup and settings
  • General improvements for performance in certain UI transitions and animations

WiFi

  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing hotspot from turning on in certain conditions *[1]
  • General improvements for Wi-Fi network connection stability & performance in certain conditions *[1]

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