❤ Android 13 with January security patch live, download Pixel OTA image now



The year in Pixel updates gets underway today with the Android 13 January security patch for the Pixel 4a, 4a 5G, 5, 5a, 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 7 and 7 Pro.

There are 20 security issues resolved in the Android 13 January patch dated 2023-01-01 and 40 for 2023-01-05. Vulnerabilities range from high to critical.

In the most recent Android Security & Privacy Year in Review, Google notes that “no critical security vulnerabilities affecting the Android platform were publicly disclosed without a security update or mitigation available for Android devices.” Additionally, there was an 84% year-over-year jump in security patches during Q4 2018 compared to the prior year.

The dedicated bulletin for Google devices lists eight additional security fixes, with the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro featuring their own build for Australia’s Telstra.

Pixel 7 gets seven fixes and additions with January 2023 update





After rolling out the January 2023 update for the Pixel 7 this morning, Google has detailed what’s fixed and added, as well as listing other currently supported phones.

The Pixel’s January 2023 update adds support for Spatial Audio, and the Pixel Buds Pro will get the required update in the “coming weeks” with head tracking as well.

The Pixel 7 benefits from everything, including improved under-display fingerprint performance, which is also for the Pixel 6a.

Use the following device key to interpret the Pixel January 2023 changelog:

Fixes are available for all supported Pixel devices unless otherwise indicated below.

*[1] Included on Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro

*[2] Included on Pixel 6a, Pixel 7

*[3] Included on Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro


Add support for Spatial Audio with certain devices and accessories *[1]


Additional improvements for fingerprint recognition and response in certain conditions *[2]


Fix for issue occasionally preventing certain Bluetooth Low Energy devices or accessories from pairing or reconnecting

Fix for issue preventing audio from playing over certain headphones or accessories while connected in certain conditions


Fix for issue occasionally causing captured photos to appear corrupted or distorted while zoomed in *[3]

Display & Graphics

Fix for issue occasionally preventing display from waking or appearing turned off while device is powered on *[3]

User Interface

Fix for issue occasionally causing UI to display in landscape layout while device is held in portrait mode