Google Pixel phones’ seamless updates are finally shedding their snail-like pace

What you need to know

  • Seamless updates have been a long-standing feature of Google’s smartphones, but they have been notoriously slow on Pixel phones.
  • Google seems to be working on improving the speed of seamless updates, and the latest Android 14 updates appear to have made significant progress.
  • Some users are reporting that seamless updates are now taking as little as 10 minutes to complete, even on older Pixel models.

Google’s seamless updates for its Pixel phones, once notoriously slow, may have finally gotten a dose of caffeine with Android 14.

Google’s been rocking seamless updates on its Pixel phones since the first model was introduced in 2016. However, if you’ve ever griped about the sluggish background install on these devices, you’re not alone. The good news is that Google seems to be addressing that gripe in Android 14.