First Gen Pixel To Lose Software Support By End Of December 2019


Google launched its Pixel series of smartphones in 2016 to replace the Nexus series of smartphones. Just like the Nexus, the Google Pixel series offered the latest and greatest Android user experience with a couple of camera tricks. Now, the original Pixel and the Pixel XL users have some unfortunate news.

First Gen Pixel To Lose Software Support By End Of December 2019


According to the latest report, the first-generation Google Pixel duo will receive one final software update in December 2019. The Pixel and the Pixel XL have received three major software updates, whereas the company promised only two alphabet updates.

This series was launched with Android 7.1 Nougat and is currently running on the latest Android 10 OS. This is actually a tremendous feat compared to other Android smartphones that usually receive either one or two major updates. However, it is still not quite up to iPhones, which receive at least four major software updates.

The report also confirms that the "December update" for the original Pixel duo will also include a patch from November 2019 as well.

What Should Pixel Owners Do?

We do not suggest anyone to use a phone with a dated security update, especially with the sort of hacks and e-crimes that we are witnessing. However, considering the support the Google Pixel and the Pixel XL should be good to go for at least the next six months and it is advised to upgrade to a new device with the latest security patch.

For a normal user, this might not be an issue. However, for a heavy user, the device might get slower over time and it is always recommended to upgrade to a new device at least once in 24 months.

Do you own either of these devices? If so are you running on the latest firmware -- Android 10 OS? Tell us about it in the comment box.


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