软餐获悉，Google 计划为搭载 Tensor SoC 的 Pixel 手机提供 Linux 内核升级。该升级将把 Linux 内核版本从 5.10 或 5.15 提升至 6.1。在 Android 上进行内核升级比较罕见。内核升级可作为 Android 的常规更新进行，用户无需额外的操作。据悉，Google 员工在 Android 源代码的评论中讨论了内核升级的事宜。这次升级将适用于 Pixel 6、6a、7、7a、Fold 和 8。Pixel 9 在发布后也将获得升级。通过升级内核，手机运行将更快。此外，这也将为手机提供更长时间的支持，这对于 Pixel 8 手机尤为重要。Google 承诺支持该手机直至 2030 年；而对于 Pixel 7 手机，支持将持续到 2027 年。
Google is planning a Linux kernel upgrade for its Pixel phones featuring the Tensor SoC. This upgrade will raise the Linux kernel version from 5.10 or 5.15 to 6.1, which is a rare occurrence for kernel upgrades on Android. The kernel upgrade can be implemented as a regular update on Android, requiring no additional steps from the users. According to reports, Google employees have discussed the kernel upgrade in comments within the Android source code. The upgrade is expected to cover Pixel 6, 6a, 7, 7a, Fold, and 8. The Pixel 9 will also receive the upgrade after its release.
The kernel upgrade aims to enhance the performance of the phones through optimizations in the new version. Additionally, it will enable longer support for the phones, which is particularly crucial for the Pixel 8 devices. Google has promised support for these phones until 2030, while support for the Pixel 7 will continue until 2027.
The specific release date for the upgrade is currently unknown.