Learn when you'll get Android updates on Pixel phones & Nexus devices

Update schedules vary by device, manufacturer, and mobile carrier.

Note: Older devices can’t always run newer Android versions.

How to check & update your Android version

You can see your device's Android version number and security update level in your Settings app. You'll get notifications when updates are available for you. You can also check for updates. Learn how to see and update your Android version.

When you'll get Android updates

Pixel phones

Android version updates

Pixel phones get the latest version of Android directly from Google.

If you bought your device from the Google Store, updates will typically reach your device within 2 weeks. If you bought your device elsewhere, updates can take longer.

  • Pixel 2 (2017) phones get Android version updates for at least 3 years from when the device first became available on the Google Store. After 3 years, we can't guarantee more updates
  • Pixel (2016) phones get Android version updates for at least 2 years from when the device first became available on the Google Store. After 2 years, we can't guarantee more updates.

Security updates

Pixel phones get updates for security issues documented in our Public Android Security Bulletins.

Pixel phones get security updates for at least 3 years from when the device first became available on the Google Store, or at least 18 months from when the Google Store last sold the device, whichever is longer. After that, we can't guarantee more updates.

Telephone or online support

Pixel phones get telephone or online support for at least as long as they get security updates. After that, we can't guarantee continued support.

Minimum update & support periods

Phone

No guaranteed Android version updates after

No guaranteed security updates after No guaranteed telephone or online support after

Pixel 2 XL

October 2020 October 2020 October 2020*

Pixel 2

October 2020 October 2020 October 2020*

Pixel XL

October 2018 October 2019 October 2019

Pixel

October 2018 October 2019 October 2019

 

*Preferred Care customers have telephone support until April 2021. Learn more about Preferred Care for Pixel 2.

This page is about Android version updates, security updates, and telephone or online support. For warranty information, see our Warranty Center.

Nexus devices

Android version updates

Nexus devices get the latest version of Android directly from Google.

If you bought your device from the Google Store, updates will typically reach your device within 2 weeks. If you bought your device elsewhere, updates can take longer.

Nexus devices get Android version updates for at least 2 years from when the device first became available on the Google Store. After 2 years, we can't guarantee more updates.

Security updates

Nexus devices get updates for security issues documented in our Public Android Security Bulletins.

Nexus devices get security updates for at least 3 years from when the device first became available on the Google Store, or at least 18 months from when the Google Store last sold the device, whichever is longer. After that, we can't guarantee more updates.

Telephone or online support

Nexus devices get telephone or online support for at least as long as they get security updates. After that, we can't guarantee continued support.

Minimum update & support periods

Device

No guaranteed Android version updates after

No guaranteed security updates after No guaranteed telephone or online support after

Nexus 6P

September 2017 November 2018 November 2018

Nexus 5X

September 2017 November 2018 November 2018

Nexus 9

October 2016 October 2017 October 2017

Nexus 6

October 2016 October 2017 October 2017

Nexus 5

October 2015 October 2016 October 2016

Nexus 7 (2013)

July 2015 August 2016 August 2016

Nexus 4

November 2014 November 2015 November 2015

Nexus 10

November 2014 November 2015 November 2015

Nexus 7 (2012)

June 2014 June 2015 June 2015

 

This page is about Android version updates, security updates, and telephone or online support. For warranty information, see our Warranty Center.

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