It seems the reports of the death of the Pixel one and it’s updates were a bit premature according to a statement provided to Android Police today.
Although the Pixel has already been updated one year past when it was expected to be it seems that Google have not signed the death certificate for the phones that started the Pixel revolution.
In the statement to Android Police Google have said that the OG Pixels will receive one last update in December that will incorporate improvements from both November and December:
In October 2016 at the launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL, we announced that the devices would receive two years of software updates and three years of security updates. Pixel and Pixel XL users did not receive the November OTA, but will get one final software update in December that encapsulates a variety of updates from both monthly pushes.
It is unclear what prompted this reprieve and although only very temporary but we should be glad that Google have made good on their promise of three years of product and security updates. If only more manufacturers stuck to theirs.