Google Pixel 4 will receive updates until October 2022 at the very least
Google’s Pixel series is renowned for receiving updates long after other brands have given up on their phones. The Google Pixel 4 devices are no different, as the firm promised three years of updates.
This pledge certainly puts Google’s commitment into perspective, and suggests that the Pixel 4 series will receive Android 11, Android 12, and Android 13.
Got a Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3a series smartphone? Then they’re scheduled to receive version/security updates until October 2021 and May 2022 respectively. Check out the table below for more details.
It’s also worth noting that this is a minimum commitment by Google, and it’s previously issued updates to Pixel devices that are no longer eligible to receive them.
It’s usually rare to see a commitment like this in the Android space, but the likes of OnePlus and Nokia have bucked the trend in recent years. Both companies have brought Android Pie to much older devices, and it’s expected that they’ll lead the charge for Android 10 adoption too. So hopefully lengthy update pledges become the norm sooner rather than later.
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