Google’s Nexus and now Pixel devices are great for their support with software updates making it easy to live on the bleeding edge at times, but that support will end one day and the day has been named by Google in their support documentation.
The Google Support page for Pixel has been added now, with an expected 2 year life-span for OS updates, with a 3 year life-span for security updates. The Pixel and Pixel XL launched in October 2016, and that means October 2018 will be the last OS update for the phones, and October 2019 will be the date that the last security update is sent out. That’s not necessarily true with Google wording it as ‘No guaranteed Android version updates after‘ and ‘No guaranteed security patch updates after‘.
Still not clear? Here’s Google’s table:
No guaranteed Android version updates after
|No guaranteed security patch updates after|
These date timelines are the same as we’ve seen for their Nexus devices previously, so there’s no surprises here. Of course as it’s a Google device there’s going to be great third party developer support once the official support ends, so there’s that too.