Google Pixel 8a's first software update released with AI-powered wallpaper generator

Google Pixel 8a Software Update

  • The Google Pixel 8a software update is 189MB in size and is available to download and install on your device.
  • This software update brings the May 2024 Android security patch. Although a small update, one important feature the Pixel 8a now features is Google's AI-powered wallpaper generator.
  • As the name suggests, this feature uses AI to create wallpapers. So you need to choose themes and keywords to create customized wallpapers.
  • This feature was launched at Google I/O last year and was first rolled out for the Pixel 8 series. It's only for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, but now Pixel 8a users can start using it too.
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With the latest features, the Pixel 8a comes one step closer to the flagship Pixel 8 series. It runs on the same Tensor G3 chipset as the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Google has also added AI camera features to the Pixel 8a, including Magic Editor, Best Take, and Audio Magic Eraser. The camera setup is still the same as the Pixel 7a.

As far as the rest of the Pixel 8a specifications are concerned, here's a recap:

  • Display: The Google Pixel 8a features a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 1400 nits HDR brightness, 2000 nits peak brightness, and Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top.
  • Processor: The smartphone is powered by Google Tensor G3 chipset supported by Titan M2 security coprocessor. It has 8GB of LPDDR5x RAM along with 128GB and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
  • Cameras: The smartphone sports a 64MP wide camera with 8x Super Res zoom, OIS and EIS, and a 13MP ultra-wide camera. For selfies, it has a 13MP ultra-wide front camera.
  • Charging the battery: The Pixel 8a packs a 4,492mAh battery with support for 27W fast charging and wireless charging. It is claimed that the smartphone can last for more than 24 hours and up to 72 hours with Extreme Battery Saver.

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