Google last year announced ‘specific timeframe’ for when the Nexus devices would stop receiving Android OS updates and now the same will happen with the Pixel smartphones. The Mountain View company on Thursday had posted when security and Android updates for Pixel and Pixel XL will stop on its Android support page.
The support page shows that Android OS updates for both the devices are not guaranteed after October 2018 which suggest that the Pixel and Pixel XL shall get receive the latest OS Android O and the version next to Android O as well. The page also notes that the Security updates for the smartphones are not guaranteed after October 2019. Google on the Android support page said “Pixel phones will get new Android version update for at least 2 years from when the device first became available on the Google Store. After 2 years, we can’t guarantee additional updates.” It further noted that Pixel phones will get security updates for at least 3 years from when the device first became available on the Google Store, or at least 18 months from when the Google Store last sold the device, whichever is longer.
Besides the listing for the Pixel smartphones, Google has listed Android updates for the Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P smartphones on its end-of-life support page. As per the table listed on the support page, the Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P are not guaranteed to receive Android OS updates after September 2017, and security updates for those devices may not be released after September 2018.