Pixel 7 and 7 Pro updates, bugs and issue tracking [Cont. updated]

Pixel 7 and 7 Pro updates, bugs and issue tracking [Cont. updated]

The “Made by Google” event was held on October 7, where new hardware products were revealed. During the conference we met the new one Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

Both phones come with some improvements in both hardware and software compared to the Pixel 6 series. However, it is the Pro model that offers the most changes and additions.

The design of the Pixel 7 line retains the basics of the Pixel 6, only refining it to make them more attractive. On the front, the Pro model’s screen is now completely flat, without curved edges.

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Moving on to the back, the ‘camera tape’ on the new phones is now the same color as the chassis. This makes the camera sensors stand out more.

The 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 AI processing capabilities at the hardware level. This is the basis for some of the Pixel 7 series’ software improvements, especially in the cameras.

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

On the other hand, the Pixel 7 Pro uses the 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 (like Snapchat and TikTok), cinematic blur, Super Zoom and more.

The vanilla Pixel 7 battery capacity is slightly lower than the Pixel 6 (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 with 30W.

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The Pro model has practically the same battery as the previous generation, but the autonomy may be better due to the more efficient chip. The fast charging is the same as the Pixel 7 (30W).

Software updates for Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro

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

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

Info. last updated on Unit Version Region Change log/Update content
21 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro T1B3.221003.003 Global Android 13 QPR1 beta 3

Bugs, issues and problems

The Google Pixel 6 series was riddled with bugs for months and showed more problems with each update.

While we hope something like this won’t happen again with the Pixel 7 series, we’ll be keeping track of all the bugs and issues that occur on both devices from now on.

Info. last updated on Unit Error description Status
13 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Face lock is not supported by banking apps Unknown
13 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Camera app keeps crashing/stopping Solution
14 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Disabled support for 32-bit apps Unknown
27 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Android WebView and Google Play system updates fail Fixed
14 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Screen scrolling is slow, stuttering or irregular Unconfirmed (solutions)
Info. last updated on Unit Error description Status
14 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro The screen draws an obscene amount of power Unknown
20 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro eSIM is not supported on some operators Fixed
14 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Magic Eraser & Unblur features missing from Google Photos Solutions
14 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Slow charging speed Unknown
17 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Lock screen notifications do not appear while “face lock” is on Unknown
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Info. last updated on Unit Error description Status
17 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Bad and unreliable fingerprint sensor behavior Allegedly acknowledged
17 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro The screen stays on for a while even after you lock the device Unknown
17 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Google Pay transactions declined after face unlock Unknown
17 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Speaker sound unbalanced or poor quality Solution
Info. last updated on Unit Error description Status
18 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Incompatibility with tempered glass screen protectors with fingerprint scanner Unknown
18 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro ‘No Network’ or ‘No Service’ and ‘No SIM’ warnings Allegedly acknowledged
18 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro The screen colors look washed out Unknown
19 Oct Pixel 7 Media controls on the lock screen are missing Unconfirmed (solutions)
19 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Front camera images are blurry, grainy or washed out Unknown
Info. last updated on Unit Error description Status
19 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Quick tap movement to turn on the flashlight that is not working Recognized
20 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Can’t send or receive SMS/text messages Not Confirmed (Solution)
20 Oct Pixel 7 Pro AirPods 2 Pro not working properly Unknown
24 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Overheating in several situations (normal use, camera use and more) Unknown
24 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Android Auto connection problem Escalated (Solutions)
Info. last updated on Unit Error description Status
25 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Problem with dropping calls Unconfirmed (1, 2)
25 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Cannot remove popular searches Unknown
25 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro “Connected, not charging” message with some third-party chargers Unconfirmed (solutions)
27 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro The volume button turns off Unknown
27 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Can’t make payments with Google Wallet via the lock screen shortcut Unknown
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Info. last updated on Unit Error description Status
28 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Problem with dropping calls Unknown
(Solution)
28 Oct Pixel 7 Pro Vertical line of gray pixels in the middle of the screen Unconfirmed (1,2,3)
28 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro “Double tap on the back” very inconsistent Not confirmed (solutions 1, 2)
31 Oct Pixel 7 and 7 Pro The device does not respond during a multi-user session Unconfirmed (1,2,3)
Nov 1 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Exchange delays or USPS stuck in transit Unknown
Info. last updated on Unit Error description Status
Nov 1 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro HDR post-processing is not available in TikTok and Snapchat Unconfirmed (1, 2, 3)
Nov. 2 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Problem with poor video call quality Unconfirmed (1,2,3,4,5)
Nov 4 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Severe battery drain Not Confirmed (Solution)
Nov 4 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Can’t record 4k60p over 10 minutes Unknown

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