The Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL Will Receive 3 Years of Updates
The support page for the Google Pixel 2 has some interesting information regarding device upgrades. It seems that the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL will actually be receiving 3 years of OS upgrades, meaning that they may potentially reach up to Android R, including security patches. Initially the specs sheet mentioned it, however it has only been confirmed now not to be a mistake.
Android devices are usually known for having two years of updates, then nothing but security patches. For the previous Google Pixel and the Nexus line of devices, you received two OS upgrades and three years worth of security patches. This may sound like a short enough time even when compared to the likes of Apple, but it’s the best you can get on Android… Or, at least, it was.
Let's hope that this is a trend that spreads with other Android devices.