Tracking Pixel 7 and 7 Pro updates, bugs and issues [Cont. updated]

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The “Made by Google” event took place on October 7, during which new hardware products were unveiled. During the conference, we met the new Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

Both phones are coming with some hardware and software improvements over the Pixel 6 Series. However, it is the Pro model that brings the most changes and additions.

The design of the Pixel 7 line retains the basics of the Pixel 6, refining it only to make it more attractive. On the front, the Pro model’s screen is now completely flat, with no curved edges.

Moving on to the back, the “photo strip” on the new phones is now the same color as the chassis. This means that the camera sensors stand out more.

Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are powered by the new Google Tensor G2 chipset. The SoC offers improvements in power and efficiency thanks to a new 4nm manufacturing process.

Where the new chipset stands out the most is in its hardware-level AI processing capabilities. This is the basis for some of the software improvements in the Pixel 7 series, especially in its cameras.

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The vanilla Pixel 7 retains the same camera sensors as the Pixel 6 (50MP main + 12MP ultra-wide angle), but now the wide lens supports autofocus and macro mode.

On the other hand, the Pixel 7 Pro uses these same sensors and adds a 48MP telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom.

Some of the camera features include speech enhancement, 4K recording, 10-bit HDR video recording, “high quality mode” in some third-party apps (such as Snapchat and TikTok), motion blur , super zoom and more.

The Pixel 7’s vanilla battery capacity is a bit lower than the Pixel 6’s (4,355 mAh vs. 4,614 mAh), but the more efficient chipset and slightly smaller screen should allow for similar battery life. Fast charging is now faster at 30W.

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The Pro model retains virtually the same battery as its previous generation, but its battery life could be better thanks to the more capable chip. Its fast charge is the same as that of the Pixel 7 (30W).

Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro software updates

Both devices run Android 13 with a stock UI and some “Pixel-exclusive” options. They will get 3 years of big Android updates and 5 years of security updates.

And here we will track all software updates including security patches and bug fixes coming to Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

Info. Last updated on Device Version Region Contents of the change/update log
21st of October Pixel 7 and 7 Pro T1B3.221003.003 Global Android 13 QPR1 beta 3

Bugs, glitches, and issues

The The Google Pixel 6 series has been riddled with bugs for months and presenting more issues with each update.

While we hope something like this won’t happen again with the Pixel 7 series, we will now keep track of all the bugs and issues that occur in both devices.

Info. Last updated on Device Bug Description Status
October 13 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Face unlock not supported by banking apps Not recognized
October 13 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Camera app keeps crashing/stopping Workaround
October 14 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Disabled support for 32-bit applications Not recognized
October 27 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Android WebView and Google Play system updates failed Fixed
October 14 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Slow, jerky, or erratic screen scrolling Not recognized (workarounds)
Info. Last updated on Device Bug Description Status
October 14 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro The display consumes an obscene amount of power Not recognized
October 20 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro eSIM not supported by some carriers Fixed
October 14 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Magic Eraser & Unblur features missing in Google Photos Workarounds
October 14 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Slow charging speed Not recognized
October 17 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Lock screen notifications not showing when “Facial Unlock” is enabled Not recognized
Info. Last updated on Device Bug Description Status
October 17 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Poor and unreliable fingerprint sensor behavior Apparently recognized
October 17 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Screen stays on for some time even after locking the device Not recognized
October 17 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Google Pay transactions declined after unlocking with Face Unlock Not recognized
October 17 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Unbalanced or poor quality speaker sound Workaround
Info. Last updated on Device Bug Description Status
October 18 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Incompatibility of tempered glass screen protectors with fingerprint reader Not recognized
October 18 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro ‘No network’ or ‘No service’ and ‘No SIM card’ warnings Apparently recognized
October 18 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Display colors look washed out Not recognized
October 19 Pixel 7 Lock screen media controls missing Not recognized (workarounds)
October 19 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Blurry, grainy, or washed-out front camera photos Not recognized
Info. Last updated on Device Bug Description Status
October 19 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Quick tap gesture to toggle flashlight not working Recognized
October 20 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Unable to send or receive SMS/text messages Not recognized (workaround)
October 20 Pixel 7 Pro AirPods 2 Pro not working properly Not recognized
October 24 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Overheating in multiple situations (normal use, camera use and more) Not recognized
October 24 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Android Auto connectivity issue Escalated (workarounds)
Info. Last updated on Device Bug Description Status
October 25 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Call drop issue Not recognized (1, 2)
October 25 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Unable to delete trend search Not recognized
October 25 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro “Connected, not charging” message with some third-party chargers Not recognized (workarounds)
October 27 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Volume button peeling off Not recognized
October 27 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Unable to make payments using Google Wallet via lock screen shortcut Not recognized
Info. Last updated on Device Bug Description Status
October 28 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Call drop problem Not recognized
(Workaround)
October 28 Pixel 7 Pro Vertical line of gray pixels in the middle of the screen Not recognized (1,2,3)
October 28 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Very inconsistent “double tap back” Not recognized (Workarounds 1, 2)
October 31 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Device becomes unresponsive during a multi-user session Not recognized (1,2,3)
November, 1st Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Interchange delays or USPS stuck in transit Not recognized
Info. Last updated on Device Bug Description Status
November, 1st Pixel 7 and 7 Pro HDR post-processing not available in TikTok and Snapchat Not recognized (1, 2, 3)
November 2 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Poor video call quality issue Not recognized (1,2,3,4,5)
November 4 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Severe battery drain Not recognized (Workaround)
November 4 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Can’t record 4k60p over 10 minutes Not recognized

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