Google rolling out patch to improve Pixel 6’s fingerprint sensor

Google is rolling out a new patch that should improve the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro’s fingerprint sensor, but it may not reach Canada yet.

Of Google Support page notes that the update includes “minor bug fixes and some fingerprint sensor performance improvements for [the] Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. “However, the notes do not specifically state how the sensor is improved and mention that the update is only for the US and Japan.

Google previously stated that its fingerprint scanner takes slightly longer to authenticate than other devices because it uses “enhanced security algorithms” that may “take longer to verify or require more direct contact with the sensor.”

Some the Edge the writers seem to have noticed a small improvement in fingerprint performance after the update, but based on Dieter bohn, the publication’s executive editor, is still slower than the Galaxy S20. For what it’s worth, the update hasn’t hit my Pixel 6 Pro yet, which makes sense given I’m in Canada.

Personally, I have not experienced problems with the fingerprint scanner, but the problem seems to be relatively widespread. We reached out to Google to learn more about whether the update will make it to Canada.

Source: Google support page Via: The edge

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