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Google Pixel 3 Series will receive one final update early next year

By Roland Udvarlaki November 3, 2021, 11:45 am
Google Pixel 3 software update 2022

We thought Google waved goodbye to the Pixel 3 Series just a few days ago as it rolled out the November security patch to the Pixel 4 and newer devices. As it turns out, the Pixel 3 Series aren’t dead just yet; they’ll receive one final update sometime in the first three months of next year, in 2022.

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were released back in October 2018, and they had the 3 years of guaranteed Android updates and security patches. Luckily, the Pixel 3 Series are promised by Google to receive one final update that will include a plethora of bug fixes, much like what the company did with the original Pixel and Pixel 2 Series.


Sadly, the next devices to no longer receive any security patches are going to be the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL devices in May 2022, and the Pixel 4 Series sometime in September – although if history is anything to go by, the Pixel 4 Series will also likely receive another final update either in December or in early 2023.

Here is the list of devices and their “guaranteed” update schedule by Google.

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 5, and Pixel 5a Series update schedule

The Pixel 3a Series have a revised update policy, and it’s currently unclear when support for them will be cut off completely as they were released at a different time. It’s currently unclear if the devices will even receive Android 12L, which will improve even more bug fixes, new features, and better support for foldable devices (via GSMArena).

In case you’re interested in the Google Pixel 6 or the Pixel 6 Pro, we have just posted our review on YouTube. You can visit our dedicated pages to find out more about the specifications, color options, storage, camera features, and more, or watch the review video to see how they performed during our testing.

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Google Pixel 6

The Google Pixel 6 is the more compact and affordable variant from the new flagship series. It features most of the same features, and it comes with the same primary and ultrawide camera as the Pixel 6 Pro.

Pixel 6 Pro_Cloudy White (Back)

Google Pixel 6 Pro

The Pixel 6 Pro is the more premium Pixel flagship. It has a 50MP main camera, a telephoto with 4x optical zoom, and a useful ultrawide sensor. It supports 120Hz and both the Pixel 6 and Pro come with 5 years of support by Google.


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