Google rolls out first Android 13 security update: see fixes

On August 16, Google released the official version of Android 13 and pushed an update to Pixel phones. Android 13 further improves on the Material You theme introduced in Android 12. Furthermore, the update improves existing privacy controls and introduces the ability to copy and paste across devices. After updating the official version of Android 13, some Pixel users discovered that there was a problem with the wireless charging function of their mobile phones. Although the cell phone still recognized and displayed wireless charging, the cell phone was not actually charging. Today, Google rolled out the first Android 13 system update to address the issue.

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In addition, this update also fixes an issue that caused the phone to drain abnormally on certain launchers. It also fixes an issue where on the Pixel 6a, in some cases, any fingerprint could pass fingerprint recognition. In addition, it tackles the issue that occasionally prevents the device from connecting to Bluetooth.

The version number of this system update is TP1A.220905.004. This update is gradually being pushed to Pixel 4 (4 XL), 4a, 4a (5G), Pixel 5, 5a, Pixel 6 and 6 Pro this week. There are also reports that the Google Pixel 6a will receive the update later this month.

Google to roll out snoring and cough detection for android

As early as May, there were reports that Google is developing a built-in snore and cough detection feature for the android system. Now, new evidence shows that this feature will be available through Digital Wellbeing. Google previously introduced this feature for the second-generation Nest Hub, in partnership with Soli. According to 9to5Google, the Digital Wellbeing beta update (version 1.2.x) reveals that: “Cough and Snore Detection” will be part of “Sleep Mode”.

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To track cough and snore levels “at your scheduled bedtime”, detection of snoring and coughing must be enabled manually. Also, the user must allow microphone access. This feature also integrates with the existing Google Clock. This can detect when the phone is stationary in a dark environment, to judge the user’s sleep time.

The Digital Wellbeing app provides a graph of weekly snoring and coughing views, as well as “average number of coughs” and “average duration of snoring”. As for availability, it’s unclear whether the feature will be available on all Digital Wellbeing devices or only on Pixel phones.