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Google to cease Pixel and Pixel XL on-device tech support after October 2019

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Although flagship smartphones are the most expensive on the market, they usually don't get more than three years of tech support, but that may vary depending on the brand. Google is making sure that consumers won't have to change their flagships for at least three years if they don't want to.

The search giant has just confirmed that the Pixel and Pixel XL will be getting on-device tech support until October 2019, three years after the smartphones were launched on the market.

After that date, Google will no longer support on-device tech support for the Pixel and Pixel XL, which means whenever your phone has a technical problem, you won't be able to get answers using the Settings app installed on these devices.

Coincidence or not, Google also confirmed that it can't guarantee that the Pixel and Pixel XL phones will receive any security updates after October 2019. Basically, there will be no security updates or on-device tech support for these devices after that date.

While we're at it, it's worth mentioning that the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones will no longer be eligible for major Android OS updates from October 2018.

source: Google via AndroidCentral

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