Google's original Pixel and Pixel XL are still waiting for their November updates

Google's original Pixel and Pixel XL are still waiting for their November updates
It’s no longer a big secret that Google’s new Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones have been treating early adopters to the most diverse, annoying, seriously disruptive, and simply hilarious bugs, glitches, and malfunctions.

But there might be something wrong with the search giant’s original Pixels as well. It’s probably nothing big, although it’s serious enough that the latest monthly security update never made its way to the 2016-released stock Android handsets.

In a short statement issued to the folks over at Android Police, Google comforted its hardcore fans by saying the November patch, which started rolling out to Pixel 2 and 3 generations last week, is in “final testing for the 2016 Pixel” duo.

Once the company is “confident the update is ready”, it will certainly deliver the goods to the OG 5 and 5.5-incher, but as far as the nature of this delay is concerned, there are no official details.

We’re looking at a highly unusual situation here, as the whole point of these monthly updates is that all eligible devices typically get them simultaneously. Bizarrely enough, the most recent (minor) security improvements are already available for the archaic Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, as well as the Pixel C tablet, in addition to the Pixel 2, 2 XL, 3, and 3 XL.

Oh, well, at least the first-gen Google Pixel and Pixel XL are guaranteed another full year of these routine updates, unlike the last Nexuses standing. Besides, nothing particularly game-changing is included in the November changelog. Just a few small stability tweaks for notifications, apps using the picture-in-picture feature, and some other technical stuff.

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Pixel
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2770 mAh(26h talk time)
Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)

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4 Comments

1. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

quality over quanity. And if it ain't broken, don't fix it. But bluntly, in the case of Google and Apple though... Lmaooo

2. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

This is unusual, but at least it's not like some others that are getting the October update in November or an update months after it's been released.

3. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

My S9 has received both the Oct and Nov security updates before my first gen pixel. I'm so glad I got a Pixel, so I can get updates "first". My Oct security update didn't arrive until around the 21st of Oct.

4. Tandemdevil

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 15, 2018

This actually pisses me off. Whenever my phone starts getting bogged down and acts glitchy. Seems like it's more succeptical to malware and account hacks it because I havent gotten an update yet. Complete b.s. and lies. Seriously the only I STRESS only reason I am on Fi and even have a Google phone was because the same stuff would happen with other carriers while waiting to find out if my phone would be dead in a year because it had no more support or security upgrades. How about Google gives us a free gig of data for every day the update runs late. Telling me that the 2 the 3 and even the Nexus have gotten support and updates already and now Samsung phones but the flagship the mother ship of google devices is still in the works. WTF. I'm dying to get my VPN working again with my wifi assistant. Seriously just found out today my main Gmail account suddenly is in God knows who's g suite? So basically everything is compromised. Why because we pay out the ass for promises billionaires can't keep. This will be the last stupid phone I purchase next time I'm going with a caterpillar. Spend the same amount of money get a camera that is 20x better has thermal imaging. Air quality sensors and completely shock, water, and dust resistant. Same damn price which only plummets a year later after you buy it anyway. Way to lead the world with built to break products. Why should I even complain. Worlds over in 20 years anyway. No one gives a flying funk.

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