Some Pixel owners could be very disappointed as it became known that there were no updates or new features available on one of Google’s older phones. As the team at Android Central noted, it appears that a late November security patch that has just been released will be the very last update for the popular Pixel 2.
This device was originally introduced in 2017 and it’s not uncommon for technology companies to stop releasing patches for phones of this age. However, for owners who are now forced to buy a new Pixel, it is no relief if they want to stay up to date with the latest security updates and shiny new features.
If you own a newer Pixel, things won’t change for a while. Google’s device support schedule confirms that all other devices will be updated by at least the end of 2021.
Here is Google’s full schedule
Pixel 3 • No guaranteed updates after October 2021
Pixel 3a • No guaranteed updates after May 2022
Pixel 4 • No guaranteed updates after October 2022
Pixel 4a • No guaranteed updates after August 2023
Pixel 5 • No guaranteed updates after October 2023
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If you’re concerned that your Pixel 2 won’t be protected by new patches, Google fans can choose from a variety of new devices, including the new budget Pixel 4a and 4a with 5G.
These phones are packed with features, including an impressive camera and a fast processor. Prices start at just 399 euros.
If you want a flagship from the US company, the latest Pixel 5 was presented back in October. This phone has an all-screen design, access to 5G data speeds, and a 6-inch OLED screen that covers the entire phone.
There’s also a better rear camera out there, which, according to Google, has an improved night vision mode that not only takes photos without a flash, but can now add stunning bokeh effects even in low light.
Google has also improved its HDR + technology so every shot taken on the phone should look vibrant and crisp. If you’re into video recording, the Pixel 5 comes with what is known as a cinematic pan, which gives your videos a professional look with extremely smooth panning, inspired by the equipment Hollywood directors use.
Other extras include wireless charging and a fast Qualcomm processor.
The Pixel 5 costs £ 599.