Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro rumored to get four Android updates, five years of security patches

13 October 2021
If true, they'd be the longest-lived Pixels ever.

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Apple does support with five updates, Google promises similar long updates? and Samsung update promises ? Like politicians promises take with a pinch of salt,
Time will tell.

xxxpiredxxx, 15 Oct 2021Everyone complaining about 4 years of update like it's... moreI still use my LG G6 (released in February 2017) and the two reasons that push me to change it are:

- No major update since Android 9; latest security patch 2019-05-01
- The still good but old camera module.

The battery is still good for my use: ~ 30% remaining when I come home at night.

So, absolutely yes, long time support is important and the Pixel 6's announcement on this point is a very good thing for me.

  • dgg

agreed, very useful for a hand me down. I don't do contracts and buy it outright.... paying monthly for a phone is dumb

  • Anonymous

xxxpiredxxx, 15 Oct 2021Everyone complaining about 4 years of update like it's... moreYes Apple fanboys always complain. No matter what. But no you can use it even 7 years. If your battery doesn't die of course.

Everyone complaining about 4 years of update like it's an issue
1. Most people don't use their devices more than 3 years
2. The Apple fan boys talk like their new OS updates bring all the features
It's not like IOS 15 brings all the features on iPhone 13 to the iPhone 7
Buh at least we're sure that any new feature that comes with android goes to each device that gets updated gets it

AngryLithuanian, 14 Oct 2021Nice addition for those 30 people who cry about it lol For ... more"Honestly how many of you really keep the same phone for over 5 years?"

I still do. I'm using my dad's old Samsung Galaxy Note 4 that have been completely deGoogled and now running on Android 10 custom ROM. Don't think that everyone is rich enough to change new phones every two to three years, especially when there is little improvement in terms of chipset performance generation difference.

  • St.Peter

AngryLithuanian, 14 Oct 2021Nice addition for those 30 people who cry about it lol For ... moreI see what you’re saying, but I know many parents who pass their “old” phones on to their kids. Their children can then use these devices for as long as they last them physically. A three or four year old midrange or flagship phone should be able to handle updated software just fine. For the parents it’s just good to know that their kids’ phones’ software will not be completely outdated, as is currently the case for many low-/midrange Android devices that are only 2 yrs old if they were purchased a year after their release.
As for flagship phones, which often cost more than $1,000, they should all offer a five-year software support IMO.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 14 Oct 2021what is it with people and their obsessions with updates wt... moreLol, I have zero problem with my Windows updates to this day. Also, people keep their devices for long, so giving out updates is definitely the way forward.

  • Anonymous

AngryLithuanian, 14 Oct 2021Nice addition for those 30 people who cry about it lol For ... morePhones aren't cheap, so yeah upgrade every 4 years.

Cheffy11, 14 Oct 2021We all love android, that's why we're here but if... moreYes ios 15 can't do many things that even 8 year old android OS does without any problems

  • AngryLithuanian

Nice addition for those 30 people who cry about it lol For the rest of the people something else will decline sooner like battery or screen, way before you will run out of OS updates.

Honestly how many of you really keep the same phone for over 5 years? After 3 years already it's an outdated gadget anyway and most people buy phones on contracts that are either 2 or 3 years. And most of them come back right after contract ends to upgrade to the new one, because... it's new, not because of software updates.

  • Anonymous

Cheffy11, 14 Oct 2021We all love android, that's why we're here but if... moreIn performance no. In features yes it is better. Latest iOS can't do many simple things.

i0S.- Never.- Again, 14 Oct 2021How will Apple match the updates on android?? 8 year old a... moreWe all love android, that's why we're here but if you think an 8 year old android would be better than an iPhone now then damn son that is some seriously good s#*t ur smoking! 🤣

They should give at least 5 years if they want to match apples software support

Razr 5G Fan, 14 Oct 2021I personally think updates are overrated. I updated my iPho... moreThis does tend to be true in a lot of cases like I could never buy a Samsung because of the obvious forced obsolescence (The S9 and Note 9 can't even run android 11?? Please.). If I didn't have to update, my OnePlus 7T would still be on android 10, I honestly really liked that version but at least I know every update won't slow down my phone unlike most

  • Anonymous

If that is the case then pixel 6 will be my next. Hope other manufacturers take note.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 14 Oct 2021Dude you prasie Apple and bash other brands for not having ... moreYou really can't bash Apple and iPhones. iSheep are going to buy iPhones anyway even if they're overpriced garbage. You can bash Pixel phones for lacking dual SIMs, micro SD cards and headphone jacks but can't do the same for iPhones. Why? The same reason why it's pointless bashing rich people with more money than brains why they'd buy a Hermès bag the price of a Japanese SUV. It's about the exclusivity and prestige of the brand name for them. It's conspicuous consumption, a statement of their social standing and financial standing and very little to do with actual features and functionality of the premium/luxury product.

Pixel phones, which use the same android software as the dirt cheap entry-level android phones can and will never have the same exclusivity and prestige of an iPhone. So Google copying Apple's playbook is insanity and bound to fail miserably. Pixel phones will have to compete based on their merits just like any other Android phone. If Google really wants to copy Apple, it has to create a new smartphone software with a new app store that is not shared with all the rest of the android manufacturers. That makes the phone exclusive and Google can then market it like Apple's iPhones.

  • Anonymous

what is it with people and their obsessions with updates wtf apple and android oems have done some seriously impressive brainwashing lol

at least people still dislike windows updates, if people want updates for windows too then the world is truly doomed

I dont get the Pixel. I think Google should have stuck to the business model that they had with Nexus and partner with an oem. A samsung galaxy pixel every year with raw android would be cheaper and more widely available than what they're doing now.

Anonymous, 14 Oct 2021How will it match Apple? Apple is providing upto 6 years of... moreHow will Apple match the updates on android??
8 year old android is more advanced than latest iOS.