Google promises three years of Pixel 2 software and security updates
by Daniel Petrov / Oct 04, 2017, 3:05 PM
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).
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.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
- 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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Er... It doesn't specify Android version updates though.
posted on Oct 04, 2017, 3:08 PM 0
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wow whow whoow.. *applause* now we're talking.
posted on Oct 04, 2017, 3:12 PM 0
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Ehhh... still too short for my liking. I get five with iOS, I expect the same from stock Android.
posted on Oct 04, 2017, 3:17 PM 6
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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.
posted on Oct 04, 2017, 5:45 PM 1
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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
posted on Oct 04, 2017, 4:11 PM 0
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2 years of software updates 3 years of monthly security updates
posted on Oct 04, 2017, 3:14 PM 0
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^^ No. Google is now offering 3 years of both firmware and security updates.
posted on Oct 04, 2017, 3:27 PM 2
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