After the release of Android 11 this year, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will come to the end of their lives. To help phone fans get a few more years of life out of the device, the team behind LineageOS is adding support for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the Pixel 3A and the Pixel 4 series are not far behind.
LineAOS is currently one of the best ways to extend the life of your device, beyond what the manufacturer originally wanted. For example, from the Google Nexus 6 2014, which only received official updates to Android Orio, it could be upgraded to Android 10 via LineageOS 17.1.
Earlier this month, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL lineups joined the original Pixel series and many Nexus devices to gain official support. It seemed strange to us then that the Pixel 2 series was skipped.
This evening, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been added to the list of supported devices on the official LinuxOS website, each listed as support for LinuxOS version 16, which is based on the Android Pie based Yagyaxt1068. The developer in charge of the Pixel 2 series is preparing to support devices for Android 10 based LineAges 17.1.
In the same Reddit post, we learned that another developer has decided to tackle LineAges 17.1 support for Pixel 3A, Pixel 3A XL, Pixel 4A and Pixel 4XL, integrating LineAges with every Pixel device except Pixel 4A. It is impossible to estimate how much more work needs to be done before the official builds are published on these other pixel devices.
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