Pixel 7 and Pixel 6 series get January 2023 Google Play system update

Jan 31/2023: Google rolled out January 2023 Google Play System update for the Pixel 7. It also comes in at 63MB with the installation and restarts taking some time.

Jan 24/2023: As we all know that Google has already released the January 2023 update of the Google Play System at the beginning of this month and it has been received by many devices as well. And now in the last days of this month, Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series got a chance to taste this update.

According to the latest report, the latest update for the Pixel 6 series (6/Pro/6a) comes with a size package of 59MB while the Pixel 7 series (7/Pro) grabbed this update with a size package of 63MB. A user on Reddit said that It took 2 minutes to prompt for a reboot. Came back up still saying the November patch still. But detected a 563KB.

Google Play System January 2023 Changelog:

Critical Fixes

  • [Phone, Wear OS] Bug fixes for Account Management, Security & Privacy, System Management & Diagnostics, and Utilities related services.[1][3][5]

Games

  • [Phone, PC]¬†Expanding the range of users and use cases supported by the Play Games profile.[2]

Google Play Store

  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.[3]
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.[3]
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.[3]
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.[3]

Security & Privacy

  • [Phone] Password manager helps you save different passwords to your Google account and lets you use them across various websites and devices. With the new change, you will be able to add notes to your existing and new passwords.[5]

Wallet

  • [Phone] Visual and infrastructure updates to Wallet mobile web experience.[4]

Developer Services

  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Device Connectivity, and Machine Learning & AI related developer services in their apps.[2][4]
  • [Phone] Update the platform QR scanner with the ability to select an existing photo and add support for handling Matter and UPI codes from OEM cameras.[4]

System Management

  • [Phone] Updates to System Management, and Usability services that improve Device Connectivity, Device Performance, Network Usage, Privacy, Security, Stability, and Usability.[1][2]

[1] Available through Google Play system update for January
[2] Available through Google Play services v01.23 updated on 01/18/2023
[3] Available through Google Play Store v33.5 updated on 01/18/2023
[4] Available through Google Play services v02.23 updated on 01/18/2023

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