Google guarantees Android version updates for its Pixel phones until 2018

20 October 2016

Google has confirmed that its new Pixel phones will get Android version updates for the next two years. On its Check & update your Android version support page, the company says that the devices will get guaranteed updates until October 2018.

"Pixel phones get Android version updates for at least 2 years from when the device became available on the Google Store," Google says. "After 2 years, we can't guarantee additional updates."

As for security patches, the Mountain View, California-based company says the Pixel phones will get security updates "for at least 3 years from when the device first became available, or at least 18 months from when the Google Store last sold the device, whichever is longer."