Google Pixel Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on January 16, 2024

Pixel is Google’s only line of smartphones that run Android OS. First launched in 2016, Google launches a new Pixel phone every year, with the flagships releasing in October. Recently, Google has also started launching mid-range Pixel models identified with an “a”.

Support status guide

End of life (EOL) is the end of a product’s useful life. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the manufacturer no longer supports it. The following table explains the different phases of a product’s lifecycle. Testing status is when the product is initially released and EOL is when product support is no longer offered. The time between these two points is the support timeframe.

Testing

The software is not yet publicly available. It is in testing phase i.e., alpha, beta, release preview etc.

Active

The software is actively supported by the vendor.

Phasing Out

The software will soon reach its end of life. You need to look for upgrade or migration options. The software will automatically go into phasing out status 2 months before end of life.

End Of Life

The software is no longer supported by the vendor. You need to make sure your system and environment are safe.

Version

Released

Active Support

Security Support

Discontinued

Pixel 8 / Pro
7 months and 4 weeks ago
(4 October 2023)
Ends in 6 years and 4 months
(4 October 2030)
Ends in 6 years and 4 months
(4 October 2030)
In Production
Pixel Fold
11 months and 3 days ago
(28 June 2023)
Ends in 2 years and 3 weeks
(26 June 2026)
Ends in 4 years and 3 weeks
(26 June 2028)
In Production
Pixel Tablet
11 months and 1 week ago
(20 June 2023)
Ends in 2 years and 2 weeks
(20 June 2026)
Ends in 4 years and 2 weeks
(20 June 2028)
In Production
Pixel 7a
1 year and 3 weeks ago
(10 May 2023)
Ends in 1 year and 11 months
(8 May 2026)
Ends in 3 years and 11 months
(8 May 2028)
In Production
Pixel 7 / Pro
1 year and 7 months ago
(13 October 2022)
Ends in 1 year and 4 months
(12 October 2025)
Ends in 3 years and 4 months
(12 October 2027)
In Production
Pixel 6a
1 year and 10 months ago
(28 July 2022)
Ends in 1 year and 1 month
(27 July 2025)
Ends in 3 years and 1 month
(27 July 2027)
In Production
Pixel 6 / Pro
2 years and 8 months ago
(28 September 2021)
Ends in 4 months and 3 weeks
(27 October 2024)
Ends in 2 years and 4 months
(27 October 2026)
In Production
Pixel 5a
2 years and 9 months ago
(26 August 2021)
Ends in 2 months and 3 weeks
(25 August 2024)
Ends in 2 months and 3 weeks
(25 August 2024)
In Production
Pixel 4a (5G)
3 years and 6 months ago
(5 November 2020)
Ended 6 months and 3 weeks ago
(4 November 2023)
Ended 6 months and 3 weeks ago
(4 November 2023)
Ended 2 years and 9 months ago
(20 August 2021)
Pixel 5
3 years and 7 months ago
(15 October 2020)
Ended 7 months and 2 weeks ago
(14 October 2023)
Ended 7 months and 2 weeks ago
(14 October 2023)
Ended 2 years and 9 months ago
(20 August 2021)
Pixel 4a
3 years and 9 months ago
(20 August 2020)
Ended 9 months and 1 week ago
(19 August 2023)
Ended 9 months and 1 week ago
(19 August 2023)
Ended 2 years and 4 months ago
(31 January 2022)
Pixel 4 / XL
4 years and 7 months ago
(24 October 2019)
Ended 1 year and 7 months ago
(23 October 2022)
Ended 1 year and 7 months ago
(23 October 2022)
Ended 3 years and 9 months ago
(6 August 2020)
Pixel 3a / XL
5 years and 3 weeks ago
(7 May 2019)
Ended 2 years and 3 weeks ago
(6 May 2022)
Ended 2 years and 3 weeks ago
(6 May 2022)
Ended 3 years and 11 months ago
(1 July 2020)
Pixel 3 / XL
5 years and 7 months ago
(9 October 2018)
Ended 2 years and 7 months ago
(8 October 2021)
Ended 2 years and 7 months ago
(8 October 2021)
Ended 3 years and 2 months ago
(31 March 2021)
Pixel 2 / XL
6 years and 7 months ago
(19 October 2017)
Ended 3 years and 7 months ago
(18 October 2020)
Ended 3 years and 7 months ago
(18 October 2020)
Ended 5 years and 2 months ago
(1 April 2019)
Pixel / XL
7 years and 7 months ago
(20 October 2016)
Ended 4 years and 7 months ago
(19 October 2019)
Ended 4 years and 7 months ago
(19 October 2019)
Ended 6 years and 1 month ago
(11 April 2018)

Since October 2023, when Pixel 8 and 8 Pro were released, Google guaranteed that the devices will receive Android as well as security updates for seven years. Before that, in 2021 with the release of Pixel 6, Google only included Android updates for 3 years and security updates for 5 years.

Here is a list of supported Android versions by each Pixel model:

Pixel Model Supported Android Version
Pixel 8 / Pro 14
Pixel Fold 13-14
Pixel Tablet 13-14
Pixel 7a 13-14
Pixel 7 / Pro 13-14
Pixel 6a 12-14
Pixel 6 / Pro 12-14
Pixel 5a 11-14
Pixel 4a (5G) 11-14
Pixel 5 11-14
Pixel 4a 10-13
Pixel 4 / XL 10-13
Pixel 3a / XL 9-12.1
Pixel 3 / XL 9-12
Pixel 2 / XL 8-11
Pixel / XL 7.1-10