Android April 2021 update is already active and comes with many improvements, especially for Google Pixel phones.
The week begins and with it, the Android update in April 2021 is activated. This is one of the usual modifications of the operating system that, in general, aims to strengthen security. It solves data vulnerabilities that may exist in information systems and, in the case of some brands, improves the performance of some functions. Reviews Andro4All that the new security patch was already for a few days available for Samsung and is now active for the Google Pixel, signaling or warning those who no longer enter the list of new versions. In case you have not received the notification, know how you can get ahead of the installation process of the new security patch.
First of all, the cited portal specifies that the new Android security patch April 2021 is available from the Google Pixel 3 onwards. That is, the Pixel 2016 and Pixel 2 no longer fall under this benefit. The detail that their versions of Android are not compatible with the new patches. So, they will have to continue with the same security and performance with which they had been working.
As always, the recommendation is to have a little patience and wait for the notification to appear this Monday or perhaps during Tuesday, and all you have to do is choose “update”. Then you will only have to press accept as the options appear and the system performs the corresponding update. You have the option to receive the OTA update, which is done progressively. While Google, in its developer platform allows you to do it manually. (For experts).
Improvements and new features in Android
The Android update a month ago added new features and functions to the operating system. This one simply contains some improvements. It also separates them, depending on the Google Pixel cell phone or smartphone we are going to talk about. In detail, the improvements are in terms of camera operation, software performance, connectivity, or the system itself. Therefore, let us describe below what is improved in each one.
- Google Pixel 4A (5G) and Pixel 5: Fix certain issues in the camera app and the intensity of some graphics on the screen about some apps and mobile video games.
- The entire line of Pixel 3, 4, 4a, and 5 solves some connection issues that appear on some devices.
- Pixel 4/XL, 4a, 4a 5G, and Pixel 5 improves the problem of freezing on startup.
- Google Pixel 3/XL, 3a /XL, 4/XL, and 4a fixes the missing startup screen issues reported by some (not all) users.