Believe it or not, May 2022 marks the three-year anniversary of Google launching the Pixel 3a series. That means there won’t be any more Google Pixel 3a updates going forward (although Google could have one more this month, maybe). The phones will still work just fine, but the lack of future Android security updates makes them insecure. It would be advisable for users to upgrade.
While this day wasn’t unexpected, it’s still a bit sad. The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL represented a seismic shift for the Pixel brand. You can draw a straight line from the success of the Pixel 3a to the failure of the Pixel 4 and back to the success of the Pixel 6 series. Without any hyperbole, this phone completely altered Google’s smartphone portfolio.