[Update: OTA in progress] Google releases final update to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL officially reached end-of-life status in October after three years of updates. Google promised one last release, but it didn’t come alongside the Pixel Feature Drop yesterday. The final Pixel 2 update is now rolling out.

Update 12/10Google confirmed to us today that the final release of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is rolling out as a wireless update in a process that will continue next week. It occurs because most of the users still haven’t found the OTA two days after the factory images were released and the update button is not available to tap.

Original 8/12Similar to the first Pixel phone, the Pixel 2 skipped a November update, but now receives the patches from the previous month, along with those released in December, as part of a final release. Only factory images for manual installation (you can also check our guide here) are available right now. The OTA has not yet reached the devices.

Settings> System> Advanced> System Update still says “Regular updates have finished for this device”, but that should change to the normal “Check for updates” button once the deployment is underway.

The latest version is RP1A.201005.004.A1 for both devices, and there is only one version for all carriers:

It’s an important fix because it continues to address Android 11 issues since the original release in September. For example, Google in October addressed:

  • Fix for some devices stuck during boot
  • Fix to avoid inadvertent disabling of call notifications
  • Fix missing auto-rotate icon in certain device orientations
  • Fixed undetected general swipe gestures in launcher

That said, the Pixel 2 doesn’t get any December pixel feature drop functionality. Those new features are limited to the Pixel 3 and later.

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