Another month, another Pixel update. Google will roll out May’s update for its flagship phones this week in batches.
If you own a Google Pixel phone, you are already aware of the myriads of issues the company has had with updating your device. However, any problem caused by an update can only be resolved by another update. This is why you should grab the May update as soon as possible.
Android 12 has not been smooth-sailing for Google, even on its own Pixel devices, as users have reported bugs after bugs, and the company has paused update roll-outs.
The May update promises to fix a vibration issue users started getting after the March update. They complained of significantly weak vibrations, making them miss notifications and even calls when the phone is on silent. However, some users have reported they prefer the weaker vibration, but the level can be adjusted in settings.
Google is also fixing two issues that affect Pixel phones from the 3a to the 6. One of them is the display waking up even though the user has not touched the phone. The second problem is the crashing of the launcher after restarting the phone.
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro also get some haptic feedback improvements.
You can wait for Google to notify you of the update. But if you cannot, you can sideload it on your phone manually, although you must be sure you can handle it. Also, it makes sense to wait and see if any significant issues will be reported before plunging in.