According to the latest news, Google has started rolling out the new Android security update for Pixel phones. It seems, the company has brought some performance improvements to the most recent devices. XDA Developers noted that Google says the update includes “performance optimizations for certain graphics intensive apps and games” on the Pixel 5 and 4A 5G. As of now, some testers have found significantly improved GPU performance on the Pixel 5.
Anandtech found that the Pixel 5 CAME WITH worse GPU results than other phones using the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chip. According to Andrei Frumusanu, the site’s reviewer, his Pixel 5 “essentially doubled” from the review’s initial figures and is now “in line or better than other 765G phones.”
Andrei Frumusanu (@andreif7) tweeted “Thanks for the ping. I can confirm that performance has been essentially doubled from the scores published there and in line or better than other 765G phones. Tested on Pixel 5. The fact it took 6 months is sad though.”
To be honest, benchmarks don’t necessarily translate into real world results but it does sound like GPU performance would be better with the new release. Google said that the Pixel 5 and 4A 5G should receive “improvements to camera quality” in some third party apps apart from improvement in terms of GPU performance. Google also fixed a startup freezing bug on Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 and a missing home grid settings on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4.