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Some Pixels aim to have Android 12 instead of Android 13

Some Pixels aim to have Android 12 instead of Android 13

Ryan Haines / Android Authority

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  • Google responded after some Pixels got Android 12 instead of Android 13.
  • The company says it did nothing wrong and that this update was in fact intentional.
  • The Pixel maker says it will tweak messages in the Android 12 update notification.

Now, Google has responded to the news in a statement I received Android salad. The search giant has clarified that it already intends to send an Android 12 update to some Pixel owners who are running an older version of Android 12. It turns out that this older version coincided with the release of Android 13.

Check out the statement below:

On August 15, Pixel devices running an older version of Android 12 received a notification regarding a previously released Android 12 update with bug fixes. The messages in the notification have been confusing since the time of Android 13 and are changed for clarity.

Google’s announcement also confirms that this Android 12 update is separate from the Android 13 OTA and that it may take a few weeks for the new update to reach your device.

We’re glad to see the company adjust the notification for this Android 12 update because it could have avoided a lot of confusion in the first place. The notification originally suggested that Android 12 was a new update (complete with the title “Introducing Android 12”), while Android 13 was not mentioned.

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