Google released Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in 2017. Both phones are equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, equipped with 4GB LPDDR4X memory, 64/128 GB storage, and the phone is shipped with the Android 8 operating system.
At the time of the release, Google announced that it would provide Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL with two-year system update support. This is the same as their commitment to the Pixel generation, but in the end, Google has brought an additional Android 10 update to the Pixel generation. So it can be said that Google has been supported for a total of three years, so many Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users think that Google should also provide them with three-year system update support.
Recently, Google’s official developers confirmed in the remarks in the AOSP project that Google will indeed bring an Android 11 system update for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, and this update will be the last major update version of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
After updating the Android 11 system for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google will not provide any functional updates for them, and will only push some security patches during the security support cycle to ensure the security of devices and user data.
At the same time, the developer also confirmed in the AOSP note that Google’s upcoming mid-range machine Pixel 4a will be equipped with an Android 10 operating system, which means that Pixel 4a can be updated to Android 13 system.