Again in October, Google confirmed to us that the Pixel 2 and a pair of XL have been solely promised one final wrap-up safety patch, having reached the top of the three-year replace promise. On the time, we have been instructed it will roll out in December, although yesterday’s updates landed with out together with the Pixel 2 sequence. However just a few hours in the past, these seemingly final photographs have been posted for obtain, and we anticipate the replace to begin rolling out within the extra conventional sense quickly.
We have been beforehand instructed that this replace would come with each November and December safety patches, however after manually putting in the most recent photographs on a Pixel 2, the telephone nonetheless reported October patches. The construct quantity RP1A.201005.004.A1 additionally signifies an October date, so we aren’t positive precisely what is going on on, and we have reached out to Google for clarification concerning this inconsistency. Additionally word, we are able to verify this replace omits the Characteristic Drop enhancements that rolled out to different Pixel gadgets yesterday.
This marks the final promised replace for the Pixel 2 and a pair of XL telephones, initially launched in October of 2017 and assured three years of updates. By that authentic schedule, that meant October was the final time the telephones have been anticipated to get updates, however Google elected to offer one final patch, because it did final yr for the unique 2016 Pixel telephones. Nonetheless, it is nonetheless technically potential Google may ship extra updates to the Pixel 2 sequence sooner or later. We have been instructed that none have been deliberate for the Pixel 2 or 2 XL after this final replace, however Google has delivered updates out of nowhere earlier than.
Pixel 2 and a pair of XL homeowners may also discover a change to the “system replace” part in settings, which began indicating that ‘Common updates have ended for this machine” someday final month. Nonetheless, we assume the replace checking course of continues to work when making an attempt to tug down this final replace, although the guide examine choice is gone, given it seems to carry out a brief examine earlier than this new display hundreds.
We have not noticed the OTA for this final deliberate replace rolling out within the conventional sense simply but, however manufacturing facility photographs and OTA information at the moment are obtainable for guide set up. Even with out an unlocked bootloader, you may sideload the total OTA file manually, although you are most likely higher off ready till the replace merely rolls out the conventional method — in any case, your Pixel 2 is sort of definitely out of guarantee now.