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Released to patrons on December 20, 2021 and publicly on December 29, 2021.


  • December security patch and feature drop (many bug fixes)
  • Disabled Google OTA updater
  • Added Google Phone to fix call screening on gapps builds
  • Settings: Fixed battery stats graph resetting randomly
  • Settings: Material You UI on some previously-legacy screens (gapps builds only)
  • Settings: Added feature flag to disable phantom process killing
  • Launcher: Added app suggestions
  • Launcher: Fixed search bar layout issues in All Apps
  • Launcher: Updated themed icons from Lawnicons
  • System UI: Fixed lock screen clock overlapping
  • System UI: Tweaked lock screen and AOD clock/status layout to match Pixel stock
  • System UI: Silenced “app not responding” errors
  • Phone app: Fixed active icon colors
  • Setup wizard: Material You UI on Pixel devices
  • Play services sandbox: Improved Play Store experience (app install/update, self-update)
  • Pixel: Added Extreme Battery Saver
  • Pixel: Updated Now Playing database
  • Pixel: Fixed Android Auto permissions properly
  • Pixel 4, 4 XL, 4a 5G, 5: Revamped, automated device support similar to Pixel 6 series
  • Pixel 4, 4 XL, 4a 5G, 5: Fixed Vulkan GPU profiling via Android GPU Inspector
  • Pixel 4, 4 XL, 4a 5G, 5: Fixed hearing aid compatibility in phone calls
  • Pixel 4, 4 XL: Fixed Android Protected Confirmation
  • Pixel 4, 4 XL: Fixed face unlock error handling
  • Pixel 6, 6 Pro: Fixed live transcription in Google Recorder
  • Pixel 6, 6 Pro: Fixed Google Camera face recognition
  • Pixel 6, 6 Pro: Fixed 5 GHz Wi-Fi signal retention tweaks
  • Pixel 6, 6 Pro: Reduced size of vendor partition