Google Pixel 3 will get its final software update in Q1 2022

In an official statement, Google has mentioned that support for Google Pixel 3 will be dropped from Q1 2022 after one final update. Read on to know more.

Highlights
  • The final update for the Google Pixel 3 is officially coming in Q1 of 2022.
  • Post Q1 2022, support for the Google Pixel 3 phones will officially be dropped.
  • The Google Pixel 3 will not get the November 2021 security patch.

Google‘s Pixel lineup has been the benchmark of pure Android experience and the Google Pixel 3 is a longstanding and has been a successful device over the course of time. Now Google’s 2018 launched flagship smartphone will be received next year. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have also missed out on the November 2021 security patch that rolled out earlier this week for Pixel devices. The four-year-old flagship will finally be on the verge of getting its last update in the last couple of months after which users will likely need to look at an upgrade.

Google Pixel 3 last update is nearing

The Google Pixel 3 launched in 2018 has not received the November 2021 security patch that was rolled out earlier this week. An official statement sent to 9to5Google specifies that support for Google Pixel 3 devices will be dropped in Q1 of 2022 after a final update. This final update is set to consist of Android 12 bug fixes and a final security patch. The current Android 12 build lacks Chromecast volume controls for some legal issues as stated by Google. 

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The support will be extracted from Google Pixel 3 post Q1 of 2022 and the device will not be receiving any further upgrades which indicates this to a good time to upgrade. 

Key Specs

Google Pixel 3A XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 | 4 GBProcessor
6.0 inches Display
12.2 MPRear camera
8 MPSelfie camera
3700 mAh Battery
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

Design
★★★★★
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Display
★★★★★
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Software
★★★★★
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Camera
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Performance
★★★★★
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Battery
★★★★★
★★★★★

Pros

  • No frills
  • Excellent rear camera
  • Smooth Performance and decent battery life

Cons

  • No frills
  • Overpriced
  • Selfie camera could have been better
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