The Google Pixel 6 series was a major turnover in the history of Google. With the Pixel 6 series, we get the see a major overhaul in the lineup. From design to hardware, everything was a giant leap compared to its predecessor. With it, we also saw an all-new Tensor chipset being launched officially by the brand. The chipset was good – powerful and handles the UI very well. But it had a major flaw – overheating! But that seems to be addressed by the brand now.
Google fixed heating issue for Pixel 6 and 7 series via Android 14 update
According to reports from several Google Pixel 6 and 7 users, their devices used to get a little warm even after regular usage. The devices would get excessively hot when playing games or performing any heavy task. However, after the latest Android 14 update, this no longer seems to be an issue. Many users have reported that their devices are now functioning well even during heavy usage and are not getting abnormally hot.
On Reddit, Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 owners are saying that their phones are not heating up as much as they used to and are running much smoother on Android 14. Users believe that the battery life has risen as a result of the CPU not working as hard. Google has not revealed specifics on any changes in Android 14 intended to solve overheating issues on Pixel phones. According to certain speculations, Google may have fine-tuned the CPU scheduling to maximize the use of the strong CPU cores.
I’m happy to hear that the new Pixel 8 series has addressed the problem of overheating. Nevertheless, there are rumors that the Tensor G3 chip performance has been reduced by half to achieve this improvement. This is alarming, especially since the Tensor G3 is already inferior to other competitive CPUs like the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.