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June 2024 Pixel/Android Update?


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Has anyone heard when T-Mobile is going to release the June 2024 update for Pixel devices? There is a gap in security and it seems that T-Mobile is delaying the release on this important update. Google released the update over a week ago, and I am not going to side-load the update. So I'm wondering if anyone else has heard anything?


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I am also waiting for this security update.

I'm also waiting. I've heard the security update is for a serious day one exploit. Also, I've been eagerly waiting for the added functionality of Displayport video output on my pixel 8 delivered in this update.

I spoke to them last Friday and they claim they are not responsible for the delay. This isn't the first time security updates have been delayed. This is just as annoying as the fact that they only carry 128gb Google phones. But that's for another thread. SMH

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I spoke to them last Friday and they claim they are not responsible for the delay. This isn't the first time security updates have been delayed. This is just as annoying as the fact that they only carry 128gb Google phones. But that's for another thread. SMH

I've bought my last 2 Pixels directly from Google because there's more options and they offer zero percent financing and come unlocked.

I'm also waiting for the update for my Pixel 7a. I'm on Google Fi which uses T-Mobile towers.

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Yeah, T-Mobile representatives told me the delay wasn't on them as well. I find it interesting though because it is only T-Mobile and Verizon customers that have not received the update.

With the security issues alone, this should be important and there seems to be zero actual information coming from either carrier.

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Updates are sometimes staggered to ensure major bugs don’t slip out and widely affect a lot of customers.  Google is responsible for the updates for the Pixel devices, not carriers!  Sometimes the easiest way to stagger an update is by the memory capacity, carrier it is on, etc.  

I spoke to T-Mobile twice this week about the delay. Both times the rep told me the update should be by the end of the month. Neither rep was really confident in what they were saying though so I'm really disappointed in T-Mobile and the lack of communication to their customers. 

Also, there certainly sounds like some confusion. The updates are released from Google and the carriers are responsible for pushing the updates out. That was told to me  directly from T-Mobile. 

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I have a Google Pixel 7 with a T-Mobile sim, still waiting for update. My wife has a TM Galaxy S21 FE and got the update 2 days ago

Here’s how to get the update instantly:

  • Turn off T-Mobile eSIM, or remove T-Mobile physical SIM card.
  • Insert any other SIM into your phone -- I used a SIM card from Mexico.
  • Go to Settings and check for update -- the update downloads instantly.

Here’s how to get the update instantly:

  • Turn off T-Mobile eSIM, or remove T-Mobile physical SIM card.
  • Insert any other SIM into your phone -- I used a SIM card from Mexico.
  • Go to Settings and check for update -- the update downloads instantly.

That worked for me too, I used a sim card from Thailand.

Google released it 3 weeks ago. Don't know why T-Mobile is just sitting on it.

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My pixel 7 pro is updating now (Monday June 24, 2024 7:30am Pacific time).

It looks like it's finally available without any special procedure, though I still had to manually make it check for the update. 🙄 I don't believe the claim they're not responsible for the delay. Being charitable, I could see them not being directly responsible, but it is due to the contractor/subcontractor they might have hired to develop the carrier-specific patches that need incorporated into the update package. Which is still technically their fault, but it allows them to "play the PR game," by saying they aren't the responsible party. However, I wonder if they used to have an engineering team in-house that used to do these and to cut costs they outsourced it. Nothing would surprise me these days from Magenta's Business Leadership.

 

It looks like it's finally available without any special procedure, though I still had to manually make it check for the update. 🙄 I don't believe the claim they're not responsible for the delay. Being charitable, I could see them not being directly responsible, but it is due to the contractor/subcontractor they might have hired to develop the carrier-specific patches that need incorporated into the update package. Which is still technically their fault, but it allows them to "play the PR game," by saying they aren't the responsible party. However, I wonder if they used to have an engineering team in-house that used to do these and to cut costs they outsourced it. Nothing would surprise me these days from Magenta's Business Leadership.

 

Addition: this is a really good thing for U.S. Government employees who use Pixels on T-Mobile because…

U.S. government tells some Pixel users to update their phones in 10 days or stop using them https://www.phonearena.com/news/some-pixel-users-have-10-days-to-upgrade-their-phones_id159709

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It looks like it's finally available without any special procedure, though I still had to manually make it check for the update. 🙄 I don't believe the claim they're not responsible for the delay. Being charitable, I could see them not being directly responsible, but it is due to the contractor/subcontractor they might have hired to develop the carrier-specific patches that need incorporated into the update package. Which is still technically their fault, but it allows them to "play the PR game," by saying they aren't the responsible party. However, I wonder if they used to have an engineering team in-house that used to do these and to cut costs they outsourced it. Nothing would surprise me these days from Magenta's Business Leadership.

 

Addition: this is a really good thing for U.S. Government employees who use Pixels on T-Mobile because…

U.S. government tells some Pixel users to update their phones in 10 days or stop using them https://www.phonearena.com/news/some-pixel-users-have-10-days-to-upgrade-their-phones_id159709

You can believe whatever you wish but manufacturers gave up on carriers being competent enough to not mess up their devices over a decade ago.  Some carriers get their updates before others.  This is usually because there is a modem or carrier aggregation change included in the update.  T-Mobile's network, which Google Fi uses, is a lot more complicated than AT&T's as an example.  Especially after the Sprint merger.  

Has anyone heard when T-Mobile is going to release the June 2024 update for Pixel devices? There is a gap in security and it seems that T-Mobile is delaying the release on this important update. Google released the update over a week ago, and I am not going to side-load the update. So I'm wondering if anyone else has heard anything?

Just got it #pixel8pro 

I just got it half hour ago. 0.91gb.

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It looks like it's finally available without any special procedure, though I still had to manually make it check for the update. 🙄 I don't believe the claim they're not responsible for the delay. Being charitable, I could see them not being directly responsible, but it is due to the contractor/subcontractor they might have hired to develop the carrier-specific patches that need incorporated into the update package. Which is still technically their fault, but it allows them to "play the PR game," by saying they aren't the responsible party. However, I wonder if they used to have an engineering team in-house that used to do these and to cut costs they outsourced it. Nothing would surprise me these days from Magenta's Business Leadership.

 

Addition: this is a really good thing for U.S. Government employees who use Pixels on T-Mobile because…

U.S. government tells some Pixel users to update their phones in 10 days or stop using them https://www.phonearena.com/news/some-pixel-users-have-10-days-to-upgrade-their-phones_id159709

Too add on its for the Pixel users using end of life phones like the 2,3 and 4 line up that can't be upgraded to 14.

So the security update finally arrived. Has anyone received the Google play system update for June, as I am still on the May 1 update. Thanks 

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