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 (XL) software update timeline
Note: Both Pixel and Pixel XL receive the same software update version
|07 Jan 2019||PQ1A.190105.004 | Android 9.0||January 2019 security patch|
|03 Dec 2018||PQ1A.181205.002.A1 | Android 9.0||December 2018 security patch|
|05 Nov 2018||PPR2.181005.003.A1 | Android 9.0||November 2018 security patch|
|01 Oct 2018||PPR2.181005.003 | Android 9.0||October 2018 security patch|
|05 Sep 2018||PPR2.180905.006.A1 | Android 9.0||September 2018 security patch|
|03 July 2018||OPM4.171019.021.P1 | Android 8.1||July 2018 security patch|
Google Pixel (XL) Android Q update
- Not eligible for Android Q
- Custom ROMs expected
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL came preinstalled with Android 7.0 Nougat and are currently running Android 9 Pie, their second and last major OS upgrades. If you are wondering, the two are not part of the extended Android OS software support period of 3 years that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 get, thus, you won’t see an official update to Android Q on your 2016 Pixel or Pixel XL.
With the Pixels among the preferred devices in the developer community, expect plenty of custom ROMs based on Android Q to be released beginning in the second half of 2019 onwards. We will bring you updates about these ROMs when we get them.