First-generation Pixels will get final update in December

05 November 2019
Soon after learning that the Google Pixel won’t receive the November patch, Google confirms December will be its final update.

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  • Prosenjeet

Whackcar, 06 Nov 2019Avoid buying another Pixel until Google releases a half-decent P... moreI'm using a Pixel 2 and soon my day will come when my phone will stop getting updates. But perhaps I will update to a pixel 5 or 6 by then. I like pixel phones...if at all I switch, I will certainly not buy a 1plus, their after sales service is pathetic.

  • Anonymous

This just makes me mad. Three years of updates is ridiculous. I am not an Apple fan, I've always had Nexus and Pixel phones, but Apple far outdoes Google with their five years of updates. My laptop is ten years old and it still gets updates.

I just have no need to get a new phone. The original Pixel works fine. Limiting it to three years of updates is just planned obsolescence pure and simple.

  • Stak

YUKI93, 06 Nov 2019That has aways been Android sales format. The manufacturer expec... moreI would agree with your point for other manufacturers but not for google phones. It's been 3 years i've had OG Pixel XL and the battery life is still great (agreed it's meh for the smaller Pixel), performance is still smooth even with latest 10 update, also i don't feel the need to upgrade due to the camera since it still take great photos. Obviously newer models have improvement in terms of image quality but they are not so big as to entice me to spend what they are asking for.

Agreed other manufacturers have come up with decent mid-range performers but it's disappointing when it comes to updates. I don't know if it's only me but i get excited to receive the latest android update on the same day. Hopefully, 4a will come and with it all the goodness of 3a.

PIXEL OWNER, 06 Nov 2019Being an OG Pixel XL owner, I was so looking forward to the Pixe... moreAvoid buying another Pixel until Google releases a half-decent Pixel phone again in future.

You say you don't like curved screens, well then go for Oneplus 7T. It has a flat screen & the overall specs, battery life & software is better than Pixel 4 XL.

PIXEL OWNER, 06 Nov 2019Being an OG Pixel XL owner, I was so looking forward to the Pixe... moreGo ahead with OP 7pro or OP 7Tpro...a way better value for money. Best optimization and one of the best cameras.

YUKI93, 06 Nov 2019That has aways been Android sales format. The manufacturer expec... morethen it is better na? BCOZ you don't feel outdated.. I bet even iphone x buyers from 2 years ago still feel that their phone is up to date.. But with android, after few months only you fel out dated

PIXEL OWNER, 06 Nov 2019Being an OG Pixel XL owner, I was so looking forward to the Pixe... moreGo for the Pixel 4 XL. By then, the updates will have fixed the most egregious problems of the phone

  • PIXEL OWNER

Being an OG Pixel XL owner, I was so looking forward to the Pixel 4xl, however it's initial reception was not so positive. I'm not fond of curved screens, but I think Oneplus maybe the way forward to be honest. What do you guys suggest (I'm planning on upgrading this December since now I am only getting 4-5 hours of screen on time)?

  • Anonymous

YUKI93, 06 Nov 2019That has aways been Android sales format. The manufacturer expec... moreMost iPhone rumours suggest a big upgrade next year. It's the tick of the tick-tock-tock.

Renavan, 06 Nov 2019I was originally going to go for the Mate 30 Pro, then you know ... morewhat happened with mate30pro?
aaaaaa... you buy a phone for google and what can do... not for specs... :D

OG Pixel owner here.
The Pixel 4 duo has not launched in my country so looking forward to upgrade to the next Galaxy S or OnePlus Pro (dunno how many variants the 2 will have combined)

Anyways the Pixel 4 duo has generally received unfavorable reviews even though the reviewers have stopped short of being harsh except maybe Zacks from JerryRigEverything.

  • Renavan

I was originally going to go for the Mate 30 Pro, then you know what happened, then I wanted to go for the Pixel 4 XL, then the battery life was turd, so now it's the P30 Pro.

Hello Life, 06 Nov 2019OG pixel XL owner.. threw it in my store room few months ago in ... moreThat has aways been Android sales format. The manufacturer expects you to change phone every year for a new feature either hardware or software. Apple do still update their phone every year, but the difference was not that big that you feel the need to change it. Only starting this year where Apple introduced ultra wide camera, and I bet that there won't be any significant changes next year.

Dolanescu, 06 Nov 2019and you will have a one-year-old phone experience beside your ol... moreOld hardware? If the pixel would get more updates, I wouldn't upgrade at all. It runs perfectly fine with still good battery life. And with discount, when the next Galaxy comes out I'd be happy to take a one year "old" device. (;

  • Anonymous

Ben, 06 Nov 2019I want something quite compact with a good camera and clean and... moreYou should instead wait for Mi A4

To be honest, the OG Pixels were the best Pixels overall. They had the least compromises. Specs matched those of it's competitors (which hasn't been the case ever since). It had a 3.5mm jack (which is still important to some people). It's camera still performs well & has received new features like Night-Sight. It has received 3 OS updates. It has free unlimited storage on Google Photos (without compression).

So yeah, I'd say it was Google's least compromising phone.

  • Tbh

OG pixel owner hier. I changed mine due battery problems. Got a new pixel 2 xl for really good price. Improved battery, top camera, got one with a decent screen and fast and up to date software for a year or two, can't complain.

  • Love the Community

Stak, 06 Nov 2019OG Pixel owner, hopefully we'll see 4a next year without all the... moreI hope Google Pixel 4a still has a headphone jack and a new 5G Qualcomm midrange SOC. Maybe SD750?

OG pixel XL owner.. threw it in my store room few months ago in a fit of rage.. it Is only 2 years old.., but I had to charge it 3 times a day.. even my iPhone 5s from 2013 has better bAttery backup, but it is also in garage.. so I got myself a Samsung.. will change every 2 years.. can't expect more from an android

  • Ben

I want something quite compact with a good camera and clean android. Really not sure, maybe a used Pixel 2 or a Xiaomi A3. Doesn't seem like upgrades.

Maybe a Pixel 3a.