For years Google’s phones, whether they’re Nexus branded phones or the new Pixels, have been the benchmark for regular software updates. Recently, however, other manufacturers have finally made up their minds and stepped up their game by improving their software update commitments. The biggest hit came from Samsung last year when it surpassed Google with its three-year Android update promise. Unsurprisingly, Google would now be retaliating by resuming its lead with the Pixel 6 coming next week.
It was, after all, a little embarrassing that a phone vendor that was once known to have the worst Android updates would eclipse the company that actually makes Android. Of course, Samsung has years of experience behind it, while Google didn’t start designing and manufacturing their own phones until 2016. It was really only a matter of time before the tech giant. technology doesn’t try to reclaim its dignity, and it could happen next. the week.
Tipster @_snoopytech_ has thankfully filled the big void left by the massive Pixel 6 leak that landed a few days ago. This leak noted that the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro come with a five-year security patch warranty, but made no mention of Android version upgrades. Following the usual pattern, it looks like the next Google phones will be promised four years of major upgrades, which usually translates into four Android versions, especially when it comes to Google.
It’s just a year longer than Samsung promised, but it means yet another year of critical security updates as well as significant feature changes. This means Pixel 6 owners will be able to keep their phones for much longer before they feel the need to buy a new phone to take advantage of the new Android features. Assuming, of course, that the material lasts that long.
While this is a major breakthrough for Pixel phones, some point out that even four years are pale compared to Apple’s track record. iOS 15, for example, even supports the iPhone 6s which launched in 2015. The first Google Pixel of 2016, on the other hand, reached end of life in 2019, having officially received only three upgrades. major and security fixes for so long.