Google originally planned to end support for Pixel 2 phones in October
Google Pixel 2 series debuted back in 2017
Google originally planned to end support for the series in October
Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL faced several issues since their launch
Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL have reportedly started receiving the last and final software update. The new software version comes a couple of months after Google brought the October 2020 update for the Pixel 2 series that debuted back in October 2017. Originally, the Android maker promised to offer security updates to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL until October. However, the company widened the window and decided to provide one additional update to its dated Pixel models.
As reported by 9to5Google, the December update marks the last release for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Google hasn't yet made its factory and OTA images available publicly through its Developers portal. However, users can look for the update by going through the settings menu on their Pixel 2 phones. It may take some time for all the Pixel 2-series handsets to receive the update globally.
Alongside the last software release for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google has brought the December 2020 update for all its Pixel phones starting from the Pixel 3 and going up to the Pixel 5. The update brought the latest Android security patch as well as features including a Hold for Me feature that lets Google Assistant to put your call on hold until the person on the other side is ready to talk. The update also included an Extreme Battery Saver mode as well as an updated equaliser that adjusts audio levels on the basis of the ambient environment. However, the updated equaliser is limited to the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5.
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