I got this update about 6 hours ago on my Pixel 5a.
I didn't pay attention to what the phone was doing while it was updating, and just let it do its thing for about 10 mins. Well, after those 10 mins passed, I checked the phone - and saw the Black Screen of Death.
Luckily, at that point the phone at least responded to button presses and charging. If I held down the power button, there was a short vibration, and when charging the phone the usual tune would play. My PC would recognize my Pixel, but it couldn't mount it. The screen stayed black, always.
I tried all of the usual "solutions" to BSoD listed on Google's forums. None of them did anything at all.
At some point, the phone stopped responding to any button presses and my PC stopped recognising it.
Anyone else experiencing this?
Of course a BSoD on Pixel phones isn't unusual at all. Most likely this is just a coincidence, and the bricking was caused by Pixel's crappy manufacturing rather than the update.