April 03, 2019: A new version of the Android Q is now available for the Pixel handsets. Dubbed beta 2, the update is also available as an OTA for download.
April 02, 2019: The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are receiving a new software update to April 2019. The update is arriving as version PQ2A.190405.003 and is available over the air, meaning it may take a few days before all units get the OTA.
The update is rolling out to both unlocked and carrier variants on Verizon Wireless.
For the latest software update news for the first-gen Google Pixel and Pixel XL, you have come to the right place. This page brings you a summary of the monthly security updates these two receive alongside any other interesting software update news, both official and unofficial updates.
Google Pixel update timeline
Note: The table below applies to both the Pixel and Pixel XL handsets as they receive exactly the same version of the software update.
|03 Apr 2019||QPP2.190228.021 | Android Q||Android Q beta 2|
|01 Apr 2019||PQ2A.190405.003 | Android 9||April 2019 security patch|
|13 Mar 2019||QPP1.190205.018 | Android Q||Android Q beta 1|
|04 Mar 2019||PQ2A.190305.002 | Android 9||March 2019 security patch|
|03 Feb 2019||PQ2A.190205.003 | Android 9||February 2019 security patch|
|07 Jan 2019||PQ1A.190105.004 | Android 9||January 2019 security patch|
|03 Dec 2018||PQ1A.181205.002.A1 | Android 9||December 2018 security patch|
|05 Nov 2018||PPR2.181005.003.A1 | Android 9||November 2018 security patch|
|01 Oct 2018||PPR2.181005.003 | Android 9||October 2018 security patch|
|05 Sep 2018||PPR2.180905.006.A1 | Android 9||September 2018 security patch|
|03 July 2018||OPM4.171019.021.P1 | Android 8.1||July 2018 security patch|
Google Pixel Android Q update
- Both Pixel and Pixel XL are eligible for Q
- Android Q Beta 2 released on April 3
- Beta 1 was released on March 13
- Stable release expected in August
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL came preinstalled with Android 7.0 Nougat and are currently running Android 9 Pie, their second last major OS upgrade. The two are also part of the ongoing Android Q beta testing program, something that was quite unexpected by many owners of the device.
Just so you, the update to Android Q beta is already available for download.