Google Pixel smartphone, just like Nexus devices, come with an end-of-life date. In other words, after a particular date, Google won’t provide Android updates and security updates for these devices. ‘Made by Google’, the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones run on stock Android and are treated with timely and regular updates. However, that doesn’t last forever and Pixel users will not always be able to continue with the privilege of getting updates from the search giant. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022Also Read - Honor phones to come with Google Mobile Services: Report
Android Police spotted new changes made to the Google Pixel support page. The page has been updated with an expiration date for the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The expiration date here in this context means the devices would be removed from OEM’s software and security update list beyond a given date. In the case of Pixel smartphones, neither of them would be getting Android updates beyond October 2018, and ‘guaranteed security updates’ beyond October 2019. Also Read - Google announces six new Android features, which will roll out this year
“Pixel phones get security updates for at least 3 years from when the device first became available on the Google Store, or at least 18 months from when the Google Store last sold the device, whichever is longer. After that, we can’t guarantee additional updates, ” the Google support page reads. ALSO READ: Google to launch 3 Pixel smartphones powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 835 SoC: Report
So, technically Pixel smartphone owners can use their devices until October 2019 without worrying about bugs and other vulnerabilities, the device could get exposed to later.