June 04, 2019: The latest June 2019 security update is up for download. Besides the new patch level, the rolling out update also fixes a bootloader issue that freezes some devices when booting, camera crashing issue when recording videos, a bug in the Netflix app and improves “Ok Google” accuracy.
The update installs software version PQ3A.190605.003, the same version for both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
May 08, 2019: The Beta 3 version of Android Q is now available for download. A changelog is also available here. There is also an update that installs May 2019 security patch as version PQ3A.190505.001, but this one is for non-beta users.
April 02, 2019: The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are receiving a new software update to April 2019. The update is arriving as version PQ2A.190405.003 and is available over the air, meaning it may take a few days before all units get the OTA.
The update is rolling out to both unlocked and carrier variants on Verizon Wireless.
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The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the second of their kind in the Pixel series that came to life in 2016. The duo was announced in Q4 2017, coming our way with Android Oreo preinstalled alongside a promise of three more Android OS upgrades, beginning with Android 9 Pie.
As usual, Android 9 Pie arrived on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL first before other non-Google devices got it and the story is expected to be the same when the time comes for Android Q and Android R updates.
Google Pixel 2 update timeline
|03 June 2019||PQ3A.190605.003 | Android 9||June 2019 security update, fixes a bootloader issue that freezes some devices when booting, camera crashing issue when recording videos, a bug in the Netflix app and improves “Ok Google” accuracy|
|07 May 2019||PQ3A.190505.001 | Android 9||May 2019 security patch|
|03 Apr 2019||QPP2.190228.021 | Android Q||Android Q beta 2|
|01 Apr 2019||PQ2A.190405.003 | Android 9||April 2019 security patch|
|13 Mar 2019||QPP1.190205.018 | Android Q||Android Q beta 1|
|04 Mar 2019||PQ2A.190305.002 | Android 9||March 2019 security patch|
|04 Feb 2019||PQ2A.190205.002 | Android 9||February 2019 security patch|
|07 Jan 2019||PQ1A.190105.004 | Android 9||January 2019 security patch|
|03 Dec 2018||PQ1A.181205.002 | Android 9||December 2018 security patch|
|05 Nov 2018||PQ1A.181105.017.A1 | Android 9||November 2018 security patch|
|01 Oct 2018||PPR2.181005.003 | Android 9||October 2018 security patch|
|05 Sep 2018||PPR2.180905.005 | Android 9||September 2018 security patch|
Google Pixel 2 Android Q update
- Android Q Beta 2 released on April 3
- Both Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are eligible for Q
- Beta 1 was released on March 13
- Stable release expected in August
As already noted, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will get three major Android OS upgrades. The first update is already out of the way and next in line is Android Q, which is already available in beta while the first public beta should arrive in May during the Google I/O 2019 event.