Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL will get their last update in Q1 2022
Google rolled out the November security patch for its Pixel series of smartphones yesterday. The security patch included Bluetooth, power, system UI and Wi-Fi improvements for the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. The update also included audio, system UI and stability improvements for all Pixel smartphones, which includes the Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. However, the update didn’t include a security patch for the company’s Pixel 3 series smartphones, which includes Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. Now, word is that the Pixel 3 series smartphones have reached the end of their life-cycle as far as the software updates are concerned. This means that the Pixel 3 series smartphones will continue to work, they will not get any software support from Google, which could leave them susceptible to bugs and other hacks.
While that is the case, a report by 9To5 Google says that Google Pixel 3 series smartphones that were launched back in 2018 will get one last update. But this update will not arrive in the Pixel 3 series smartphones until the first quarter of 2022.
It is worth noting that Google last year skipped the November security patch for Pixel 2 series smartphones, which includes Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL smartphones. Instead, it released the last security patch for Pixel 2 XL smartphones. In addition to that, the Pixel 2 update also did not arrive on the same day as the December Feature Drop last year. The update arrived on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones a few days after the company rolled out the December Feature Drop.
Now, word is that Google is trying to do something similar with its Pixel 3 series smartphones. The only difference is that in the case of the Pixel 3 series smartphones, Google is expanding the duration of its last update, which is likely to help the company pack in more features, bug fixes and security updates in the Pixel 3 series’ last update.