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Learn when you'll get software updates on Google Pixel phones

Below are software update guarantees for Pixel phones. If you have another Android device, contact your manufacturer or carrier for update info. If you have a Nexus device, learn more here.

About Pixel updates

Pixel phones receive regular software updates that include security enhancements, new features, operating system updates, bug fixes, and more.

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

When you'll get Pixel updates

Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro phones

Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro phones will get Pixel updates for at least 5 years from when the device first became available on the Google Store in the US. Pixel updates include Pixel security updates, and may also include feature drops and other software updates.

Phone

Guaranteed Android version updates until at least:

Guaranteed security updates until at least:

Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro

October 2024

October 2026

Pixel 3a, 3a XL, 4, 4 XL, 4a, 4a (5G), 5 & 5a (5G)

Pixel 3a, 3a XL, 4, 4 XL, 4a, 4a (5G), 5, and 5a (5G) phones get Android version updates and security updates for at least 3 years from when the device first became available on the Google Store in the US.

Phone

Guaranteed Android version updates until at least:

Guaranteed security updates until at least:

Pixel 5a with 5G

August 2024

August 2024

Pixel 5

October 2023

October 2023

Pixel 4a (5G)

November 2023

November 2023

Pixel 4a

August 2023

August 2023

Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL

October 2022

October 2022

Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL 

May 2022

May 2022

Pixel 3 & earlier
The following Pixel phones no longer receive Android version updates and security updates:
  • Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL
  • Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL
  • Pixel 1 & Pixel 1 XL
This page is about Pixel software updates. For warranty information, go to the Hardware Warranty Center.

How to check & update your Android version

You can find your Pixel phone’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 find and update your Android version.

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