Google admits cheating on Pixel 6 charging power


Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Charger

Android Authority has found out that the Pixel 6 charging speed using the original adapter does not reach the stated 30W. The maximum that was squeezed out was 22 watts. All this leads to the fact that the Pixel 6 charges in reality for about two hours, gradually reducing the power. The situation with third-party charging adapters is similar.

A week passed and Google decided to explain how the Pixel 6 charging works, and also made adjustments to its power. So, on a special thread in the Pixel community, the company announced that it has offered new batteries to balance autonomy, fast charging and durability.

It stated that the power supplied to the phone on a single charge varies due to several variables such as battery and system design, temperature, system usage and state of charge. The developers have optimized the Pixel’s battery, and when using the official 30W charger, the battery can be replenished up to 50% in half an hour. It will take an hour to reach 80% depending on device usage and temperature.

Google has confirmed that charging power is “gradually” reduced to improve battery health as it approaches full capacity. It also now states that “the peak power that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro draw from a wired charger is 21W and 23W, respectively”.

Pixel 6

Google releases Pixel 6 firmware update to improve fingerprint scanning

Google has begun sending out updates for the new Pixel 6. The developer has published this information in a post on the Google Support portal. The new patch will include “minor bug fixes; and some performance improvements for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro fingerprint reader”.

However, the company did not provide any information about the real changes. Information about the poor performance of the fingerprint scanner in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro models appeared last month; users complained about their slow operation and inability to recognize fingerprints on the first try. Google responded that the problem was due to the use of “hardened security algorithms”.

Although Google did not previously mention that the scanner’s slow operation with hardware or software components is associated; the description for the update indirectly indicates that the problem is in the software.

According to reports, while Pixel 6 users have not agreed on whether the fresh firmware helped; some report that the scanner has accelerated; others did not notice any positive changes, and still others were happy with everything before.

Users will receive one of two assemblies – SD1A.210817.037.A1 for customers of the operator Verizon, which sells these smartphones in the United States; and SD1A.210817.037 – for users from abroad. According to Google, the distribution of updates has already begun and will continue next week; and some users may wait until December.

It is noteworthy that the update weighs only 14.56 MB; but Google claims that it will take 25-30 minutes to download and install it.

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