Google’s Pixel February Update Fixes Touchscreen Sensitivity Issues

Pixel Update

One of the best things about using a Pixel smartphone is the fact that you are always first in line to access Google’s new updates. The Android parent is renowned for always releasing software improvements to its devices and therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to find out that a new release is rolling out for the Pixel series. With that said, today we will check out everything there is to know about Google’s February 2021 update for Pixel smartphones.

Google Releases New Pixel Update

The new February update is targeting all Pixel smartphones that are running on Android 11. This means that starting from Pixel 3, all devices are eligible to access the update via OTA (over the air) channels. This is a high-priority update because it introduces the much-anticipated security patch that keeps users safe from malicious software and viruses. That’s not all. The update also introduces a major bug fix.

Fixing Touch Sensitivity Issues

The reason why all Pixel smartphone users should make sure to download the latest update as soon as possible is because it fixes the touch screen sensitivity issue. Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G users have been complaining on the forums that the screens of their devices would sometimes glitch. This started happening after installing the December 2020 update. Fortunately, Google has now fixed the problem.

Eligible Smartphones

Here is the full list of devices that are eligible to download the update:

  • Global:
    • Pixel 3 (XL): RQ1A.210205.004
    • Pixel 3a (XL): RQ1A.210205.004
    • Pixel 4 (XL): RQ1A.210205.004
    • Pixel 4a: RQ1A.210205.004
    • Pixel 4a (5G): RQ1A.210205.004
    • Pixel 5: RQ1A.210205.004
  • Verizon:
    • Pixel 3 (XL): RQ1D.210205.004
    • Pixel 4a (5G): RQ1D.210205.004
    • Pixel 5: RQ1D.210205.004
  • T-Mobile:
    • Pixel 4a (5G): RQ1C.210205.006
    • Pixel 5: RQ1C.210205.006