Pixel 4a gets October update which fixes the Auto Brightness and Touchscreen Sensitivity issues

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Google has released the first security patch for Android 11 and it fixes a few major issues that the Pixel 4a users had been facing. When using a screen protector, Google says it has enhanced touch sensitivity on the Pixel 4a, though “auto-brightness response under some light conditions” has also been discussed. The latter is possibly connected to the budget phone that uses an ambient light sensor under the monitor. A first for Google devices, this was especially a problem faced by early reviewers. The touchscreen issues were, meanwhile, a more common issue among some users.

Other fixes include:

  • Fix for some devices stuck during boot
  • Fix to prevent inadvertent disablement of call notifications
  • Fix for missing auto-rotate icon in certain device orientations
  • Fix for undetected overview swipe gestures in launcher