The pixal 3 And 3 XL one Final Update Early Next Year

It’s almost time for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL to say goodbye to updates. The two phones were released in October 2018, so following Google’s policy at the time of 3 years of security patches, they will no longer get them.

In fact, while Series 3 received Android 12 last month, it was left out of the November 1 patch. There is some good news, however.

Google will deliver one last update for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. That will happen in the first three months of next year. This will allow for one last round of bug fixes for 2018 phones.

Next on the cutting block are the Pixel 3a and 3a XL – they will receive their final security patch in May 2022. You can check out this official calendar for the latest month of guaranteed security updates. With the keyword being “guaranteed”, duo 3a will probably get a last update later on.

PhoneGuaranteed Android version updates until at least:Guaranteed security updates until at least:
Pixel 5a with 5G08/01/2408/01/24
Pixel 510/01/2310/01/23
Pixel 4a (5G)11/01/2311/01/23
Pixel 4a08/01/2308/01/23
Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL10/01/2210/01/22
Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL 05/01/2205/01/22
Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL10/01/21

Incidentally, the 3a phones came under a revised update policy that will see guaranteed Android OS updates as well until 2022 Mag, which is true for all Pixel phones up to 5G 5G.

It’s unclear what that means for Android 13, however the two 3a phones may not even have Android 12L. Anyway, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro belong to a different table, their guaranteed operating system update period will end in October 2024

(3 years after launch), their security patches will continue to work until October 2026 (5 years ).

Note that “release” refers to when they were available on the Google Store in the US, so if any other country gets a particular Pixel later on, that won’t extend the support period.

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