On Monday, Google released the monthly Android security patch as well as the quarterly drop in Pixel features. Those who had a Pixel 4 and later received the updates, but owners of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, who did not expect to receive anything, had their own special update. The first Pixel midrange (released by Google in May 2019) received a surprising 10MB update that did not include the latest security patch.
The Pixel 3a line received a surprising 10MB update earlier this week
The next Pixel models to get chopped (as RuPaul might say) will be the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. The pair will lose Android support in October 2022 after receiving the OTA update for Android 14. It’s hard to believe that Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are already facing EOL (End Of Line) status before the end of This year