Google guarantees three years of Android and security updates for Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL


Google has officially confirmed that the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will get Android updates for the next three years. This is one year more than the original Pixel phones. To remind you, earlier the Google Store listing of Pixel 2 phones mentioned that they will get Android software updates for three years, but at that time it was not known if it was an error or for real.

However now it is official, and Google has updated its support page, to clearly sate the Pixel 2 will get three years of update. This includes both Android software and security update.

According to Pixel phone's support page:
  • Pixel 2 (2017) phones get Android version updates for at least 3 years from when the device first became available on the Google Store. After 3 years, we can’t guarantee more updates
  • Pixel (2016) phones get Android version updates for at least 2 years from when the device first became available on the Google Store. After 2 years, we can’t guarantee more updates.



If Google continues to release Android updates at the same pace and schedule, then Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL will get Android P in 2018, Q in 2019 and R in 2020. This will be the first time a phone will support four version of Android operating system on the same device. This also makes the Pixel 2 phones more attratctive Android phones, because other OEMs like Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC only offer two years of OS update, and that too they take time to push the update.

The one year extension may have something to do with Project Treble. Google's aim here is to push regular OS updates to its phones, just like Apple, which rolls out all major iOS update to most of its iPhones.

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Google guarantees three years of Android and security updates for Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Google guarantees three years of Android and security updates for Pixel
2, Pixel 2 XL Reviewed by Ajedux Bey on 10/19/2017 06:30:00 PM
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