Google’s original Pixel smartphones were released back 2016, and as is the case with Google’s Pixel phones, the handset is eligible for three years worth of updates. This means that as far as the original Pixel phone is concerned, it should no longer be eligible for updates, or at least that’s what we thought.
Speaking to The Verge, Google has confirmed that for the original Pixel, they will be releasing one final update for the handset this coming December. The phone will not be receiving the November update which was recently released, but will instead be receiving a special December update that “encapsulates a variety of updates”.
This sounds like Google will be combining both the November and December updates together for the phone and releasing it at once, instead of two times. We’re not sure why, but perhaps Google is just trying to save some time, especially since it’s for a device that is supposed to no longer be on the receiving end of security updates.
Google had initially surprised Pixel owners earlier this year when they released Android 10 for the original Pixel. The phone was originally promised at least 2 years of major Android updates and 3 years of security updates. That being said, don’t expect Google to extend support even further, but if you’re still holding onto the original Pixel phones, then this December update might be worth looking forward to.
Source: The Verge