Here is some good news for Google Pixel 6 series users. According to a Reddit subscriber who installed the recently released Android 13 beta 2 update on his new Pixel, the update “vastly” improved the under-display fingerprint scanner on his phone. Now here’s the thing; this guy wasn’t one of those constantly complaining about the biometric reader being slow or having to try multiple times to read his fingerprint (which often sends the device owner to the lock screen to log in with a PIN) .
Using the Reddit handle “just_lurking_through,” this guy wrote: “I’ve never been one to complain too much about the fingerprint scanner, but with this latest update, there’s a difference between night and day with speed and reliability. I say this as someone who was never checked out the improvements to the fingerprint scanner, I just noticed it straight away.” Yes this sounds good for Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users.
But, and this is a big but, I still wouldn’t recommend that those with one of the Pixel 6 series phones install Android 13 beta. There are too many bugs in the beta, he points out, and as we say all the time, if you’re using their pixel 6 or The Pixel 6 Pro as your go-to phone (your “daily driver” in enthusiast parlance), could have a problem if a feature you count on every day has been temporarily disabled due to beta.
Google is using a new under-display fingerprint sensor on the mid-range Pixel 6a
Aside from software bugs, a phone’s battery life usually drops when testing a beta version of Android (same with iOS), and unless you don’t mind carrying around a power bank 24 hours a day , 7 days a week, you may not want to install the Android 13 beta.
This could mean you’ll have to wait until August or September to see an improvement to your Pixel’s fingerprint scanner.
It’s time to choose Google Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro