Google Accidentally Confirms the Pixel 6 December Update Is Cancelled

Andrew Heinzman

Review Geek

The Pixel 6 with a big "cancelled" stamp.

Google, deepstock/Shutterstock

If you’ve been waiting for the Pixel 6 December update, which began rolling out to users on the 13th, then prepare to keep waiting! In a now-deleted post on its Support Forum, Google now says that the December update is delayed until late January due to a bug that causes calls to drop or disconnect. In other words, the December update is effectively cancelled.

We’re not sure why Google deleted this announcement—perhaps it wants to reword things a bit or address some newly-discovered Pixel 6 bugs. That said, the Pixel 6 rollout has been incredibly slow, and rumors of a delay have floated around for weeks. While Google may have accidentally published its support post, the “delay” itself seems purposeful.

The Google Support post, which reads "The Pixel team paused the December software update to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices after some users reported calls were dropping or disconnecting. We have now identified a fix that will roll out in a software update by late January. This update will also include all the fixes and improvements that were originally planned in December."


In its deleted announcement, Google suggests that Pixel 6 owners experiencing networking issues use the Android Flash Tool to revert back to an older software version. I suggest following these instructions, as dropped calls can be very dangerous during an emergency.

We’ve reached out to Google for some clarification and will update this article with new information as it comes to light.

Source: Deleted Google Support Post

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