Google promises three years of Pixel 2 software and security updates

Google promises three years of Pixel 2 software and security updates

While most Android phones can only dream of timely updates to the newest version of Google's mobile operating system, the Pixel phones are a different breed, and get them first and fastest. 

The problem is, however, that most of the Android crop makes do with 18 months of updates to the latest and greatest, or two cycles at best, meaning that you have to resort to some modding trickery if you want to get the new versions to your still perfectly good hardware. That, or your updates come so late, that you have already give up (looking at you, One M9 on Verizon). 

Needless to say, Google wants to entice Pixel buyers with its special treatment, and usually doles out the generous promise for two years of timely software and security updates. With the Pixel 2, however, this period is extended to full 36 months, so when you buy Google's 2017 crop, you can rest assured that it will serve you faithfully and be contemporary for at least three years. Sweet.

source: Google

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Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh

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18 Comments

1. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Er... It doesn't specify Android version updates though.

16. tahasmarty01

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Yes, basically it will just send security updates as we know. Though, I expect major releases as well!

2. Bankz

Posts: 2478; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

wow whow whoow.. *applause* now we're talking.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Ehhh... still too short for my liking. I get five with iOS, I expect the same from stock Android.

7. letosaw

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

That's right but after 2-3 years you shouldn't upgrade to a newer firmware. iphone 5s is almost unusable on ios 11. Same can be said about iphone 6, though latter is a little bit better.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 6738; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You are forgetting that the Pixels come with unlimited Google photos storage for 4 years. How much do you have to pay for Apples iCloud storage for 4 years? You are looking at a couple hundred dollars for that iCloud storage for 4 years.

14. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Now days the hardware in every newer flagship is more then capable of handling at least 5 years of updates, the only problem is who would buy new phones then?

10. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Finally.... One of my number one gripes... Besides half baked hardware. This and the camera and dual speakers makes me want to take a second look. Maybe I upgrade my 6p.... Carriers need to allow us to have two phones on one line, if they did I use this in addition to my Note 8

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

2 years of software updates 3 years of monthly security updates

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

^^ No. Google is now offering 3 years of both firmware and security updates.

6. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

That's good ... Hope with project tremble or treble Sammy give 3 years of updates

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Tremble (fear) ? Haha, bro it's treble. Cheers.

12. sgodsell

Posts: 6738; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Don't forget the 4 years of unlimited Google photos storage as well.

9. .KRATOS.

Posts: 440; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

For about this price u should at least update it for 4 years

13. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

Google and Apple are leaders in this regard.

15. Sparkxster

Posts: 1155; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

U can't beat getting 3 yrs of software updates and 3 yrs of security updates plus 4yrs of unlimited Google photos the pixel 2+2xl are looking very worthwhile!

17. tahasmarty01

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

This time I expect the phones to be more worth for my buck!

18. tahasmarty01

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

A $20 headphone is too un-economic giving that people don't even prefer to buy apple's $9 dongle once the've lost it!

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