Google Pixel 3, the final fixes update to the Pixel 3 XL for Android 12 to be released in the first quarter of 2022: Report


Google is reportedly planning the final update for the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL. Google’s flagship smartphones from 2018 recently received their last update, bringing them to Android 12. According to the report, Google will release another update for the two Pixel smartphones in the first quarter of next year, marking the end of life for the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL. The smartphones were launched out-of-the-box with Android 9 Pie and have received all major operating system upgrades since then.

Google informed 9to5Google that the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL will receive their last update in the first quarter of 2022. Google should bring bug fixes and improvements for Android 12. The smartphones received an update last month when the new operating system was released at the same time as Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro.

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, launched in India in October 2018, received Material You and Dynamic Color last month, but were missing some features like the new Google Assistant. The schedule for the release of the final update for these Pixel smartphones is in line with the planned release of Android 12L – which will be rolled out sometime next year.

Specifications for Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3XL

Both smartphones were released out-of-the-box with Android 9. Google Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch Full HD + (1,080 x 2,160 pixels) flexible OLED display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and a pixel density of 443 ppi. The Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3-inch Quad HD + (1,440 x 2,960 pixels) flexible OLED display. Under the hood, both smartphones are powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with 4 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of onboard storage.

For the optics, both smartphones have 12.2 megapixel dual pixel cameras with an f / 1.8 aperture lens. On the front, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL get a dual camera setup with an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens with f / 2.2 aperture and 8-megapixel sensors with f / 1.8 aperture. The Vanilla Pixel 3 has a 2,915 mAh battery, while the Pixel 3XL gets a 3,430 mAh battery.


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