Google Pixel 8a was recently launched globally and in India. The smartphone comes with an in-house Tensor G3 SoC and joins the Pixel 8 series as a budget offering in the lineup. Now it looks like the Pixel 8a is quietly getting its first software update. According to Android Authority report, Google is rolling out the first software update for its latest Pixel smartphone. The 190MB update comes with several upgrades that include the May 2024 Android security patch and Google’s AI-powered wallpaper generator. There are no more noticeable changes with this update.

The AI ​​generation feature was previously exclusive to the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro phones. The tool helps create unique wallpapers prompted by user-specified keywords and themes. A customized version of the feature can also be found in Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S24 series.

The Google Pixel 8a comes with a Tensor G3 SoC, a 4492mAh battery with 18W fast charging, a 64-megapixel dual rear camera and a 13-megapixel selfie camera. It features a 6.1-inch 120Hz full-HD+ OLED screen and is IP67 rated for dust and splash resistance. There is an in-display fingerprint sensor for security. It comes in 128GB and 256GB storage options.

The phone ships with Android 14 out of the box. It joins the Google Pixel 8 series, which was introduced in October 2023 with the base phones Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. The Pixel smartphone packs a 4492mAh battery with support for 18W wired fast charging

Available in Aloe, Beige, Obsidian and Porcelain color options, the Google Pixel 8a starts in India at Rs. 52,999 for the 8GB + 128GB, while the 8GB + 256GB variant is priced at Rs. 59,999.

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