Google’s Pixel 6 Phones ARE CERTAIN TO GET 5 Years of Updates
We learned plenty of new concerning the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, because of a retailer slip-up that confirmed most the big features Google will probably discuss on October 19. For all those of us who’ve tracked system and security updates on Android over time, none are larger than one that’s here because of Google’s new Tensor processor.
According the marketing pages we just got done discussing at length, Google will include 5 years of security updates for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Actually, using one page it says fives years, but another says “at the very least 5 years of updates.”
Like other Pixel phones, the date of support starts “once the device first became on the Google Store,” when it launches after October 19, the clock will start ticking. If we opt for 5 years from October or November 2021, that’ll mean support for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro could end around October 2026.
The image above doesn’t say anything about Android version updates, which really is a group of update that Google does an eye on Pixel phones. In the event that you go through the Pixel Phone Help page for updates, it reduces support into Android version and security, where both currently match with regards to length for several previous Pixel devices. These listings only mention security, so that it could possibly be that Google provides 5 years of security updates and fewer version updates. I assume that’s a minumum of one mystery left to resolve.
In any event, 5 years of security patches puts Google with Samsung, the existing king of Android updates that does a complete 4 years of security updates for consumer devices or more to 5 years for enterprise devices.