As the legendary Nexus smartphones, the new Google Pixel Pixel XL and will be the first smartphones to get Android updates. As a result, the new terminals are guaranteed upgrade until October 2018.
In fact, the Google guys have done a review and update of the web thus support new mobile devices, making it clear that both are guaranteed to be updated for at least two years from reaching the market. This is a story that, without doubt, be very happy to all those users that have already been made with one of the terminals or are thinking of doing.
And it is that today is really important to have mobile devices that can be updated and have the latest versions of the operating system or patches most complete security. As for the update of the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL, these statements by the company itself:
“The Pixel devices will get Android updates to new versions for at least 2 years from the time of arrival at the Google store … After these two years, we can not guarantee that these are to receive additional updates.”
Obviously, this does not mean that after that period Google is to completely forget the Pixel and Pixel XL and not going to be able to be updated after spending the month of October 2018. But Google wants to make it clear that after this period of time is not guaranteed that new Android updates are compatible.
Fortunately, the new Pixel and Pixel XL will receive security updates for some more time. And it is that, as stated in the Google itself, its new terminals receive security updates for at least the next three years. Similarly, the giant Internet search warrants this type of updates until 18 months after they stopped selling the devices in your store, as have commented Phone Arena guys.
Everything suggests that the Google guys are thinking to fully manage the time to update the new Pixel and Pixel XL just as already happened with the Nexus. Having the peace of mind for two years of guaranteed updates is fine, although some users would have liked to know that their devices had more support in this regard.