The original Google Pixel and Pixel XL may have gotten to the point where they got to their end, by looking at the latest Android security update issues given to us by Google.
Google has just dropped the November 2019 security update, and the first generation of the Pixel handsets that came in 2016 is absent from the list of functional patches.
There are many updates coming for Pixel 2, 3, 3a, and 4, but there’s no new info for the original devices. However, it’s just in time for Google’s statement that they would be ending the OG, three-year-old devices with the October 2019 security update. It’s also worth mentioning that the company ended the online and telephone support for devices starting with the beginning of October.
Google made a promise: at least two years of support for their latest updates, and three years of security updates before making history out of their Android devices. Ending the support now is somewhat strange, because the original Pixel phones just got the Android ten update, even if they were launched during the Nougat time, back in 2016. Then, they received Oreo, and then Pie in 2017 and 2018.
The security updates are not really essential for running the phone, but they are important for the security vulnerabilities, and for getting rid of the bugs from the operating system. It’s quite surprising that Google put Android 10 on these devices without also coming with the necessary security updates.
Right now, we are waiting for confirmation from Google with regards to the ending of the support for the original Pixel handsets.
You have been using this phone for three years now, so it might be time to start thinking about getting a new one. The Pixel 3a handset seems to be good, and it’s also cheaper in comparison to the Pixel 4 device, which has the price starting from £629.
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