Google Pixel 7 & Pixel 7 Pro new updates, bugs, issues, problems tracker [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 Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

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

The design of the Pixel 7 line keeps 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, with no curved edges.

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

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

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

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The vanilla Pixel 7 keeps 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 those 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), cinematic blur, Super Zoom and more.

The vanilla Pixel 7 battery capacity is a bit lower than the Pixel 6 (4,355mAh vs 4,614mAh) 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 maintains practically the same battery as its previous generation, but its autonomy could be better due to the more efficient chip. Its fast charging is the same as the Pixel 7 (30W).

Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro software updates

Both devices run Android 13 with 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 be tracking all the software updates, including security patches and bug fixes coming to the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

Info. last updated on Device Version Region Changelog/Update contents
Oct. 21 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro T1B3.221003.003 Global Android 13 QPR1 beta 3
Nov. 08 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro T1B3.221003.008 Global Android 13 QPR1 beta 3.1
Nov. 08 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro TD1A.221105.001 Global November 2022 update
Dec. 5 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Global December 2022 update

Bugs, issues, and problems

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

Although we hope that something like this will not be repeated with the Pixel 7 series, we will keep track of all the bugs and issues that arise in both devices from now on.

Info. last updated on Device Bug description Status
Oct. 13 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Face unlock unsupported by banking apps Unacknowledged
Oct. 13 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Camera app keeps crashing/stopping Workaround
Oct. 14 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Disabled support for 32-bit apps Unacknowledged
Oct. 27 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Android WebView & Google Play system updates failing Fixed
Nov. 09 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Screen scrolling laggy, stuttering or erratically Escalated (workarounds)
Info. last updated on Device Bug description Status
Oct. 14 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Display draws an obscene amount of power Unacknowledged
Oct. 20 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro eSIM not supported on some carriers Fixed
Oct. 14 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Magic Eraser & Unblur features missing from Google Photos Workarounds
Oct. 14 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Slow charging speed Unacknowledged
Oct. 17 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Lock screen notifications not showing while ‘face unlock’ is on Unacknowledged
Info. last updated on Device Bug description Status
Oct. 17 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Poor and unreliable fingerprint sensor behavior Reportedly acknowledged
Oct. 17 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Screen stays on for some time even after locking the device Unacknowledged
Oct. 17 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Google Pay transactions declined after unlocking with face unlock Unacknowledged
Oct. 17 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Speaker sound unbalanced or poor quality Workaround
Info. last updated on Device Bug description Status
Oct. 18 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Incompatibility of tempered glass screen protectors with fingerprint scanner Unacknowledged
Oct. 18 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro ‘No network’ or ‘No service’ and ‘No SIM’ warnings Reportedly acknowledged
Oct. 18 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Display colors appear washed out Unacknowledged
Oct. 19 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Lock screen media controls missing Unacknowledged (workarounds)
Oct. 19 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Front camera photos blurry, grainy or washed out Unacknowledged
Info. last updated on Device Bug description Status
Nov. 09 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Quick Tap gesture to toggle flashlight not working Persists with November update
Oct. 20 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Unable to send or receive SMS/text messages Unacknowledged (workaround)
Oct. 20 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro AirPods 2 Pro not working properly Unacknowledged
Oct. 24 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Overheating during multiple situations (normal use, using camera and more) Unacknowledged
Nov. 21 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Android Auto connectivity issue Fixed
Info. last updated on Device Bug description Status
Oct. 25 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Call dropping issue Unacknowledged (1, 2)
Oct. 25 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Unable to remove trending search Unacknowledged
Oct. 25 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro ‘Connected, not charging’ message with some third-party chargers Unacknowledged (Workarounds)
Oct. 27 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Volume button coming off Unacknowledged
Oct. 27 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Unable to make payments using Google Wallet through lock screen shortcut Unacknowledged
Info. last updated on Device Bug description Status
Oct. 28 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Call drop issue Unacknowledged
(Workaround)
Oct. 28 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Vertical line of grey pixels in the middle of the screen Unacknowledged (1,2,3)
Oct. 28 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro ‘Double tap the back’ very inconsistent Unacknowledged (Workarounds 1, 2)
Oct. 31 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Device becomes unresponsive during a multi-user session Unacknowledged (1,2,3)
Nov. 1 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Trade-in delays or USPS stuck in transit Unacknowledged
Info. last updated on Device Bug description Status
Nov. 1 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro HDR post processing not available in TikTok & Snapchat Unacknowledged (1, 2, 3)
Nov. 2 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Poor video call quality issue Unacknowledged (1,2,3,4,5)
Nov. 4 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Severe battery drainage Unacknowledged (Workaround)
Nov. 4 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Can’t record 4k60p over 10 minutes Unacknowledged
Nov. 9 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro GPS accuracy Unacknowledged
Info. last updated on Device Bug description Status
Nov. 24 Pixel 7 Pro Mic filtering out high-pitched or kids’ voices Escalated
Nov. 15 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Bluetooth connectivity issues persist after November update Unacknowledged
Nov. 16 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Weather widget not updating Unacknowledged (1, 2)
Nov. 18 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Black screen of death issue Unacknowledged (Workaround)
Nov. 22 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro ‘Tap to Wake’ function not working Unacknowledged (1,2,3,4)
Info. last updated on Device Bug description Status
Nov. 28 Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Camera glass reportedly fragile and breaking for some Unacknowledged (1, 2, 3, 4)

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