1. hannsoft's Avatar
    Hi Folks,

    Question. Does anybody know if Google has made any new decision - or any public announcement - about how long support for the original Pixels will last? I know they did back when the phone was first released, but as we all know those things can change. Do we know for a FACT that Pie is the last new Android version that will land on the OG Pixels? Do we know for sure that we only have roughly a year left of security updates?

    I ask only because I'm getting my Pixel XL's battery professionally replaced this weekend. I hoping it'll be a real shot in the arm for the phone, but, to be honest with myself, it'll be hard to keep it for long if it's seen it's last software upgrade.

    Thanks in advance!
    03-04-2019 12:20 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Hi Folks,

    Question. Does anybody know if Google has made any new decision - or any public announcement - about how long support for the original Pixels will last?
    They came out with Nougat, so they should get updates to Oreo, Pie and "Q". (3 updates.) March 2019 is up now.

    I know they did back when the phone was first released, but as we all know those things can change. Do we know for a FACT that Pie is the last new Android version that will land on the OG Pixels? Do we know for sure that we only have roughly a year left of security updates?
    No - as you say, these things can change.
    03-04-2019 12:33 PM
  3. DMP89145's Avatar
    OG Pixels are 2 years OS updates, 3 years security updates.

    https://support.google.com/pixelphon...5#when_updates
    03-04-2019 12:44 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Oops. Then I guess Pie is going to be the last.
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    03-04-2019 01:59 PM
  5. hannsoft's Avatar
    They came out with Nougat, so they should get updates to Oreo, Pie and "Q". (3 updates.) March 2019 is up now.

    No - as you say, these things can change.
    From what I'm reading, no guarantee on Q.
    03-04-2019 02:01 PM
  6. hannsoft's Avatar
    OG Pixels are 2 years OS updates, 3 years security updates.

    https://support.google.com/pixelphon...5#when_updates
    Thanks! That means no change from the original plan.
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    03-04-2019 02:03 PM
  7. J Dubbs's Avatar
    OG Pixels are 2 years OS updates, 3 years security updates.

    https://support.google.com/pixelphon...5#when_updates
    Yep 2 os updates and 3 years of security/os refinements and improvements is what we get..... that's pretty standard in the industry, and actually better than some. We're still in the tiny percentage actually running Pie. I'm fine with Pie, it's a stable solid os that's running great on my OG pixel ;-)

    We still have 7-8 months of updates coming, and even after that you'll be very secure unless you do something risky. I always keep phones regardless of whether they're being actively updated or not. I pick up last year's flagships for half price and keep them for 3-4 years...... makes owning nice phones very affordable without the manufacturer bending you over :O
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    03-04-2019 04:42 PM
  8. hannsoft's Avatar
    Yep 2 os updates and 3 years of security/os refinements and improvements is what we get..... that's pretty standard in the industry, and actually better than some. We're still in the tiny percentage actually running Pie. I'm fine with Pie, it's a stable solid os that's running great on my OG pixel ;-)

    We still have 7-8 months of updates coming, and even after that you'll be very secure unless you do something risky. I always keep phones regardless of whether they're being actively updated or not. I pick up last year's flagships for half price and keep them for 3-4 years...... makes owning nice phones very affordable without the manufacturer bending you over :O
    Being a Nexus and Pixel fanboy, though, I've become a sucker for having the latest OS version.
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    03-04-2019 05:24 PM
  9. thewraith420's Avatar
    Being a Nexus and Pixel fanboy, though, I've become a sucker for having the latest OS version.
    Since the pixel can be bootloader unlocked we'll probably see unofficial Android Q via custom roms that will of course also include future security updates as well... If your considering a new phone soon anyways no reason not to try it out.
    03-05-2019 01:44 PM
  10. davidnc's Avatar
    Since the pixel can be bootloader unlocked we'll probably see unofficial Android Q via custom roms that will of course also include future security updates as well... If your considering a new phone soon anyways no reason not to try it out.
    I just downloaded the beta Android Q on my OG Pixel a few minutes ago
    03-13-2019 07:19 PM
  11. thewraith420's Avatar
    I just downloaded the beta Android Q on my OG Pixel a few minutes ago
    That sounds is awesome news! I didn't have a lot of hope to see Q on the pixel except unofficial
    davidnc likes this.
    03-13-2019 07:36 PM
  12. hannsoft's Avatar
    Great news! Let's hope support extends to the release version!
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    03-13-2019 08:41 PM
  13. radioactive70's Avatar
    It will all pixel phones now get 3years of operating system and security updates
    Great news! Let's hope support extends to the release version!
    03-13-2019 10:27 PM
  14. hannsoft's Avatar
    All Pixel phones ever? I thought that was only first said of the Pixel 3's (and beyond, presumably). Do you see that in print anywhere?
    03-13-2019 10:30 PM
  15. thewraith420's Avatar
    I saw it in writing that they would only Guarantee 2 years of version updates and 3 years security updates... Pretty open ended. They wouldn't guarantee they would do it dosent nessisarily mean they won't either though. Clearly looking good for us
    03-13-2019 10:43 PM
  16. hannsoft's Avatar
    I saw it in writing that they would only Guarantee 2 years of version updates and 3 years security updates... Pretty open ended. They wouldn't guarantee they would do it dosent nessisarily mean they won't either though. Clearly looking good for us
    That was my impression too. Getting this beta sure is a good sign!
    03-14-2019 05:20 AM
  17. thewraith420's Avatar
    That was my impression too. Getting this beta sure is a good sign!
    So far for me. First impressions of beta q are looking good. So unless they just want to tease us I see no reason for it to not continue past beta.
    03-14-2019 07:06 AM
  18. radioactive70's Avatar
    I saw it in writing that they would only Guarantee 2 years of version updates and 3 years security updates... Pretty open ended. They wouldn't guarantee they would do it dosent nessisarily mean they won't either though. Clearly looking good for us
    "Google has already pledged that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 will receive three years of Android software updates."
    03-14-2019 07:47 AM
  19. thewraith420's Avatar
    "Google has already pledged that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 will receive three years of Android software updates."
    I saw that too but it makes no mention of og pixel. It would seem they're doing it though regardless
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    03-14-2019 08:05 AM
  20. wpbfjr's Avatar
    sad i missed the fine print mentioned above...if google gonna bone me after 2 years, might as well just let att bone me for constant upgrades...
    03-18-2019 10:50 PM
  21. hannsoft's Avatar
    Let's remember that Google not guaranteeing additional versions doesn't mean that they're not going to provide them just the same.
    03-19-2019 05:16 AM
  22. kjharrison's Avatar
    sad i missed the fine print mentioned above...if google gonna bone me after 2 years, might as well just let att bone me for constant upgrades...
    Google promised two OS updates and three years of monthly updates for the Pixel and Pixel XL. The possibility of getting Q is an added bonus, and one I think we'll get.
    03-21-2019 04:54 AM
  23. mlynch01's Avatar
    Well, Android's VP of Engineering David Burke says the OG Pixels will be getting extended support due to popular demand.

    https://9to5google.com/2019/03/13/go...-xl-android-q/
    03-26-2019 05:44 AM

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