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Not a shocker: Google Pixel software support up through 2019

By Jules Wang April 27, 2017, 8:25 pm

The rule of thumb for Google mobile products? Support major updates for about two years and security patches for another year after that. If the Google Store continued to sell the device a year past its debut, then patches would continue on 18 months from the time the store stopped selling it. By and large, the rule has been followed, though some devices have clung on for a major update or two past their prime.

If you thought for a second that Google would suddenly change things up and provide either less or more support, don’t think that anymore.

The Pixel and Pixel XL, which launched in October of last year, will get guaranteed Android version updates through October 2018 and guaranteed security patches through October 2019.

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It hasn’t been a year since the phones’ launch, so for now, that last patch date stands, but you can now track that deadline to see if it moves on Google’s device support page.

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