The "surprise" deployment of Android 10 last September had offered a glimmer of hope to the owners of Pixel and Pixel XL. But finally, if Google has offered a third version upgrade to its smartphones of the 2016 vintage, the giant will not go so far as to extend their effective life by an additional year. While both machines had a guarantee of update (security) until October 2019, the firm said they had not yet received their last batch of patches, but that this one would not delay. Indeed, the Pixel and Pixel XL will not be entitled to the security update of November, but will receive that of December with a catch-up … Before being removed from the list of terminals still followed by Google.
Launched in October 2016, the two smartphones were launched with the promise of being updated to later versions of Android for two years and benefiting from security patches for three years. This is why the recent deployment of Android 10 was a good surprise and a source of hope for some owners. However, if Google does seem to tickle the idea of making some efforts on the issue of support periods, the giant is obviously advancing step by step. For the Pixel 4, he has thus changed his policy by guaranteeing immediately three years of update to new versions of Android, but without touching the three years of security patches.