What’s worse than rolling out a feature-packed monthly software update midway through said month? Obviously, seeing the belated update cause more harm than good for a significant number of Pixel 6 and 6 Pro owners.
What’s worse than needing several weeks to devise a fix for one of the most annoying bugs you could ever experience on a phone? Claiming you’ve “identified” said fix while potentially keeping your users waiting for its rollout for another month or so.
But wait, there’s more
Yes, it somehow gets worse
Of course, the alternative of continuing to randomly miss or drop calls for up to another month or so is unlikely to please a lot of people, so you may have to do the unthinkable after all. Besides, “by late January” could mean early January, although for some reason, we’re not optimistic about such a quick and happy conclusion to these particular troubles.
None of this applies to folks who haven’t had mobile connectivity problems after installing the latest update on the Pixel 6 or 6 Pro, of course, and oh, in case you’re wondering, said update appears to have been “paused” at some point in the last few weeks with no prior warning whatsoever, which is simply wrong on many different levels.
So much promise, so many problems, such poor handling of some of them
It remains to be seen now exactly how much more time Google will need between today and “late January” to deliver this presumably complicated fix to impacted users, and what will happen with the paused December 2021 update and a January 2022 patch we were obviously hoping would be released sooner rather than later.