Google Pixel 2 (XL) update: January 2019 patches now available

Google Pixel 2 April patch

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the second of their kind in the Pixel series that came to life in 2016. The duo was announced in Q4 2017, coming our way with Android Oreo preinstalled alongside a promise of three more Android OS upgrades, beginning with Android 9 Pie.

As usual, Android 9 Pie arrived on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL first before other non-Google devices got it and the story is expected to be the same when the time comes for Android Q and Android R updates.


Google Pixel 2 (XL) update timeline

Date Software version Changelog
07 Jan 2019 PQ1A.190105.004 | Android 9.0 January 2019 security patch
03 Dec 2018 PQ1A.181205.002 | Android 9.0 December 2018 security patch
05 Nov 2018 PQ1A.181105.017.A1 | Android 9.0 November 2018 security patch
01 Oct 2018 PPR2.181005.003 | Android 9.0 October 2018 security patch
05 Sep 2018 PPR2.180905.005 | Android 9.0 September 2018 security patch


Google Pixel 2 (XL) Android Q update

  • Eligible for Android Q
  • Android Q DP1 expected in Q1 2019
  • First public beta to arrive in Q2 2019 (Google I/O)

As already noted, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will get three major Android OS upgrades. The first update is already out of the way and next in line is Android Q, whose first developer preview is expected in Q1 2019 (March) while the first public beta should arrive in May during the Google I/O 2019 event.

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