The Pixel 2 hit the market with Android 8 and the promise of at least two years of OS updates.
When the company upgraded the original Pixel to Android 10, its third major update, the door was opened for the Pixel 2 to also get Android 11. This was confirmed when Google released the Android 11 developer preview for the Pixel 2.
Now, the reviews made in AOSP by Google developers confirm that Android 11 will be the last operating system update for the Pixel 2 series and that the company is preparing to stop supporting the devices after that.
This means that once Google rolls out the Android 11 update for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, it will stop rolling out any new updates for them. It may release one or two security patches after Android 11 is released to fix some bugs and patch some security issues, but that will be it.
AOSP’s comments also confirm that Google will launch the Pixel 4a with Android 10. This means that the device will receive updates from the operating system until 2023 or just before Google prepares to launch Android 14. However, this is speculation. since the company can always extend the support for the device.
Google is expected to announce the Pixel 4a on August 3 after months of leaks, although various aspects of the device have already been detailed in various leaks.