The Pixel 3 and 3 XL will get one final update early next year

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It’s nearly time for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL to gesture farewell to updates. The two telephones dispatched in October 2018, so following Google’s arrangement at the hour of multiple times of safety patches, they will presently don’t get them.

For sure, while the 3-series entered Android 12 last month, it was avoided with regard to the November 1 fix. There’s some good news, still.
Google will convey one final update to the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. That will be in the first three months of coming time. This will take into consideration one last round of bugfixes for the 2018 telephones.

Coming on the mincing square are the Pixel 3a and 3a XL – they will get their last security fix in May of 2022. You can consult this sanctioned schedule for the last month of guaranteed security updates. The keyword being “ guaranteed”, the 3a brace will presumably get one last update latterly on.

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By the way, the 3a phones arrived under a revised update policy that will see guaranteed Android Zilches updates also until Diurnal of 2022. That is valid for all Pixel telephones up to the 5a 5G. It’s not satisfactory how that affects Android 13, notwithstanding, the two 3a telephones may not for sure get Android 12L.

Anyway, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro belong to a different table, their guaranteed Zilches update period will end in October of 2024 (3 times after launch), their security patches will continue to move on until October 2026 (5 times). Note that “ launch” refers to when they came available in the Google Store in the US, so if any other country gets a particular Pixel latterly on, that won’t extend the support period.

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