You would possibly get an replace, but it surely gained’t bump the Play system construct to January
Google has been rolling out month-to-month Play system updates for a couple of years now. Starting in January 2022, the corporate began publishing detailed changelogs highlighting every thing new in these releases. The issue is that regardless of being a month-to-month replace, they do not all the time roll out each month. The December 2022 Play system replace by no means made it to Pixel units, and whereas Google printed the January 2023 replace’s launch notes proper in the beginning of the month, the construct was nowhere to be seen. Three weeks into January, Pixel 6 and seven house owners report getting the most recent Play system construct.
A number of Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 house owners on Reddit are seeing the January 2023 Play system replace for obtain. On the Pixel 7, the replace weighs round 63MB, whereas on the Pixel 6 sequence, it’s about 59MB in measurement. Nonetheless, many Pixel customers report that putting in the most recent Play system replace doesn’t bump the construct to January 2023. As an alternative, their cellphone stays on the 1 November 2022 launch after the reboot.
We confronted the identical problem on two of our Pixel 7 items. The 63MB replace appeared for obtain upon checking. After set up, although, the cellphone remained on the November construct. The second unit was up to date to Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2.1 after putting in the Play system replace, however that didn’t bump the construct to January.
A piece of Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 customers aren’t seeing any replace for obtain upon checking for the most recent Play system construct. If you’re one in every of them, replace your Google Play Retailer and Play Companies first to see if that adjustments something.
Google’s January 2023 release notes for the Play system replace spotlight the next adjustments:
[Phone, Wear OS] Bug fixes for Account Administration, Safety & Privateness, System Administration & Diagnostics, and Utilities associated companies.
[Phone] Updates to System Administration, and Usability companies that enhance Machine Connectivity, Machine Efficiency, Community Utilization, Privateness, Safety, Stability, and Usability.
It’s unclear why Google is so inconsistent with the rollout of Play system updates, particularly on its Pixel telephones. For now, you may solely hold checking for Play system updates in your cellphone and hope to get the January construct.