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The Google Pixel 2 is Google's second flagship phone, released on October 17, 2017. The phone features a 5-inch AMOLED display and comes with 64 or 128 GB storage options. It is available in three colors: Just Black, Clearly White, and Kinda Blue.

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Operating System to be unsupported

I have a Google Pixel 2 which has been working perfectly for close to 3 years. With some of the recent software updates, Android 11 I think, it has been getting a little glitchy. I also have heard that my Pixel 2 will no longer be supported by Google. According to some online blogs, this means security updates and patches will no longer be compatible with my phone hardware. This is unfortunate because it seems to work fine and 3 years is not long enough for a $600 device to be functional. Any recommendations? I’ve heard of installing a new operating system on it, but I’m not very tech savvy. Anything I do would have to be relatively easy and seem at least for the most part seamless with what the current system is like.

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Installing another OS onto the phone is not impossible, but can be tricky. I could write out a guide for you on how to do it, but fair warning, can be tedious and does require a bit of knowledge on sideloading an OS onto it.

If you are not willing or able to do this process, my recommendation would be to get a Pixel 3A or 4A, which has the basics of a Pixel for a more affordable price. I’d stay more with a 3A for now because again, is more affordable, and will continue on receiving updates for at least two years I believe. If you want the full experience of a Pixel, then either the 3 or 4 would be your best bet.

The Pixel 4 is a bit more right now, as is the newest addition to the line. The Pixel 3 retains some of the most beloved features of the previous Pixels. Unlimited Photo Storage on Google Photos, prerelease of Beta software and more.

Any questions, let me know.

Alex H.

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