Oct 06, 2020 News
Recently, the Pixel 2 series, being the vanilla version and the XL, received a new patch update for October, fixing the following issues that were reported by users.
However, after this update, the phones will see their last ever patch update from Android in December - skipping November altogether. After the update in December, both Pixel 2 and 2 XL will see the end to their Android life, as they complete 3 whole years of software updates promised from Google - reaching the end finally. This is usually done because older phones can’t handle newer software updates, which is why 3 years is usually the most a phone will get in terms of Android updates.
Both phones came together in 2017 as they were great devices at the time. The Pixel 2 was actually manufactured by HTC at that time - it’s weird thinking about how the Pixel 2 was passed off as a decent size with a screen size of just 5”. The XL was made by LG at that time, and as the name suggests, was a bigger version. Both phones sported the Snapdragon 835 - which was the flagship processor at the time. The Pixel 2 series changed the photography game in mobile devices, as Google’s computational processing was amazing, and soon put the Pixel phones on top of the mobile camera game.
The Pixel 2 cost $649 at that time, and the Pixel 2 XL went for $849.