Google’s line of Pixel devices is well-known for being first in line to receive all the new updates. But there’s something you might not know and that is the devices are also guaranteed to get updated longer than phones coming from other brands.
After officially introducing the Pixel 3 duo yesterday, Google has posted on its support website revealing the period of support for its latest flagships.
Related: Why wait for the Pixel 3?
According to the company, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will receive Android version updates and security updates for three years after launch. Or until October 2021. This means the Pixel 3 series will see the Android Q, Android R and Android S major software updates.
The 3-year update trend was started by the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL which were introduced last year. The devices will continue to see new Android versions and security updates until October 2020.
As for the original Pixel and Pixel XL, there are no bigger Android updates coming their way and that includes Android Q. However, Google will continue to send security updates their way until next year (October 2019).
It’s great news to see Google has renewed its commitment to updates, especially since other Android OEMs are so slow in updating their devices. Just take a look at Samsung, who is yet to start disseminating the Pie update on any of its flagships.