Because it’s the first Monday of the month, Google has decided to release an Android update to celebrate. In addition to the regular security fixes, the May release contains certain Pixel-specific features.
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro gadgets with their haptics are perhaps the most significant. There were complaints from users of these phones that the notification vibrations were less than previously after the previous month’s update, however this issue has been resolved. Of course it should never have been damaged, but this is the best option available, right? And it just took one month to complete the task.
There is a patch for an issue that “occurringly causes the display to wake without user engagement” and a “launcher crash after restarting device in certain settings” in the May update, so let’s not forget about that. All Pixels that are still supported are covered by these two rules.
Google’s over-the-air deployment may take several days (or even longer) to reach all of the devices already in use. As of this writing, all supported models have been updated to a new version number of SP2A.220505.002.