Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Google pushes smartphones to retirement

Only introduced on the finish of 2017, the 2 Pixel smartphones at the moment are on their method to retirement. After the newest replace to Android 11, there’ll quickly be no extra patches for the units.

After three years, Google’s personal smartphones have reached the top of assist. This implies that Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, which have been introduced in October 2017, will now not obtain official updates.

As Google has confirmed to Android Police, after the improve to Android 11 a couple of weeks in the past, there’ll solely be yet another replace left in December. The firm has no plans for a November replace.

The December patch is thus Google’s conclusion of assist for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The replace is meant to mix the important safety updates of each months in a single collected obtain.

Google’s replace schedule for the Pixel smartphones. / © Google

The October replace for the Android units was launched only a few hours in the past and is already accessible for obtain on the supported units.

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: End of the official assist

While December will see the top of the official assist, customers can nonetheless use their Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. However, as time goes on and safety updates are lacking, using the now not supported smartphones will turn out to be much less safe.

A attainable treatment – no less than for technically skilled customers – is using an alternate ROM. LineageOS, for instance, additionally helps these two Pixel smartphones.

Especially at occasions when the technical upgrades of present smartphones have gotten extra and extra incremental and customers are utilizing their units longer and longer on the similar time, it might be fascinating for corporations to present their merchandise with updates for longer intervals of time.

Google presently guarantees assist for its smartphones for 3 years. This means, for instance, that the not too long ago launched Pixel 5 can even attain the top of assist in October 2023 and will now not obtain official updates.


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