Google Pixel 5 just got a big performance boost Google Pixel 5

We’re fans of the Google Pixel 5, but one area where it didn’t fully excel was its power, as reflected in benchmark scores. That’s in part because of its mid-range Snapdragon 765G chipset, but seemingly also in part down to software issues – and those issues have reportedly now been solved.

Google’s April 2021 security update has started rolling out to the Pixel range, and while it’s largely focused on bug fixes, it also mentions performance optimizations for certain graphics-intensive apps and games on the Pixel 5 and the Google Pixel 4a 5G.