Google just released November update for Pixel phones… and there was something missing.
The original Google Pixel and Pixel XL were MIA from the device list.
After its release in October 2016, it looks like the Pixel that started it all may be finally be getting put out to pasture.
I guess Google weren’t joking about providing precisely three years of updates for its devices.
Google’s Pixel support page also lists October 2019 as the end of the original Pixel’s minimum support and update period, stating they won’t be guaranteed after October 2019.
If you do have an original Pixel, it is probably time to prepare for a life without Pixel-specific bug fixes or security updates.
Update November 6:
A Google spokesperson told Gizmodo Australia in an email that the original Pixel will receive a final software update in December. There was no mention of any further security updates, so we can safely assume that they have definitely ended.
“In October 2016 at the launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL, we announced that the devices would receive two years of software updates and three years of security updates. Pixel and Pixel XL users did not receive the November OTA, but will get one final software update in December that encapsulates a variety of updates from both monthly pushes,” said the spokesperson.
This article was originally published on November 5.