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Google Pixel 4 will receive updates until October 2022 at the very least

Google's Pixel phones are renowned for receiving updates long after other devices, and the Pixel 4 is no different.

Published onOctober 17, 2019

The Google Pixel 4 series will receive updates until October 2022.


Google’s Pixel series is renowned for receiving updates long after other brands have given up on their phones. The Google Pixel 4 devices are no different, as the firm promised three years of updates.

Now, Droid Life has spotted an updated support page which confirms that the Pixel 4 phones will receive security and Android version updates until at least October 2022.

This pledge certainly puts Google’s commitment into perspective, and suggests that the Pixel 4 series will receive Android 11, Android 12, and Android 13.

Got a Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3a series smartphone? Then they’re scheduled to receive version/security updates until October 2021 and May 2022 respectively. Check out the table below for more details.

google pixel devices updates

It’s also worth noting that this is a minimum commitment by Google, and it’s previously issued updates to Pixel devices that are no longer eligible to receive them.

It’s usually rare to see a commitment like this in the Android space, but the likes of OnePlus and Nokia have bucked the trend in recent years. Both companies have brought Android Pie to much older devices, and it’s expected that they’ll lead the charge for Android 10 adoption too. So hopefully lengthy update pledges become the norm sooner rather than later.

Do you buy smartphones based on the brand’s commitment to updates? Let us know below!

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