Urgent Android alert issued by Google that means millions must now act

GOOGLE has issued an Android update to Pixel owners ahead of new products expected to launch this week.

The latest software includes a number of important fixes for a smoother phone experience.

This could be the last update the Pixel 4 receives

This could be the last update the Pixel 4 receivesCredit: Sean Keach / The Sun

But as Android Police reports, this is the final guaranteed patch for the Pixel 4 and 4 XL devices.

The patch apparently sorts out an issue that causes occasional humming noises when taking a call with a wired headset.

It also resolves a problem which prevented device volume controls in media player notification to work under certain conditions.

Elsewhere, Google has fixed some connectivity, user interface and Wi-Fi errors.

It all comes days ahead of the tech giant’s latest big product launch event.

Google is tipped to reveal brand new versions of its Pixel smartphone line.

Moving into its 7th generation, two new Pixels are expected: The Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro.

But it’s not the only rumoured device.

Google could also show off its new Apple Watch rival, the Pixel Watch.

There may even be some new Nest smart home kit as well.

How long is support guaranteed for my Pixel phone?

Google says Pixel 6 and later phones will get Pixel updates for at least five years from when the device first became available on the Google Store in the US.

These are the earliest guaranteed dates for each model:

  • Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro – October 2024
  • Pixel 6a – July 2025
  • Pixel 5a with 5G – August 2024
  • Pixel 5 – October 2023
  • Pixel 4a (5G) – November 2023
  • Pixel 4a – August 2023
  • Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL – October 2022
  • Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL May 2022

The latest version of Android for Pixel is available now.

So if you’re not up-to-date, download it from the system settings now.

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