Google hasn’t released a September software update for the Pixel 4a (the non-5G version), confirming its decision to officially end support for the smartphone. The Google phone should receive a final update in August 2023. With the new package now available for newer Pixels, we have official confirmation that there will be no expansion.
The Google Pixel 4a was a rather inconspicuous smartphone. Google launched it just weeks before the launch of the Pixel 5 in 2020. It was also just a minor upgrade to the Pixel 3a. Accordingly, it was never really able to establish itself on the market.
When Google unlocked the Android 14 Developer Preview and Public Beta for its Pixel devices, the Pixel 4a wasn’t on the list. Owners of the older models were unable to participate in the beta testing process because Google never intended to update the smartphone to the latest Android version in the first place.
It’s important to distinguish the Pixel 4a from the Pixel 4a 5G because they are two completely different devices. The latter is eligible for the update to Android 14, the devices have received beta software and will continue to receive software support for another year. However, Android 14 will also be the last major operating system update for the Pixel 4a 5G.