Google final week released model 2.1 of Pixel Live Wallpapers, however the Play Retailer says the app is now not suitable on older Pixel telephones.
Pixel Live Wallpapers 2.1 doesn’t introduce any user-facing modifications. It follows model 2.0 in December that primarily added the Live Bloom collection for the Pixel 6, 6 Professional, 7, and seven Professional (all different telephones had been omitted, which is par for the course).
Model 2.1 appeared on a Pixel 4a of ours, however trying to “Update” returns a “Couldn’t install” error. The truth is, the itemizing says: “This app isn’t compatible with your device anymore. Contact the developers for more info.” (In the meantime, 2.1 doesn’t look like extensively rolled out but past the Pixel 7 sequence.)
It’s presumably an error that Google will handle as there’s no purpose for the Pixel 4a to lose assist but. The 2020 telephone will get “Guaranteed Android version updates” till August 2023, with Android 13 QPR2 (set for March) locked in.
That being mentioned, updates to Pixel Live Wallpapers are often solely meant to ship new dwell backgrounds to the most recent telephones, as seen with Live Bloom for the Pixel 6 and seven sequence. Older telephones usually don’t get new dwell wallpapers, whereas static ones are launched server-side and shouldn’t be impacted by this incompatibility.
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