Pixel 8 will get Android updates till 2030

Google has confirmed the brand new Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Professional telephones will profit from seven years of Android OS updates, which ought to hold the telephones’ software program feeling contemporary till past 2030.

The brand new handsets, which would be the first to reach operating Android 14 out of the field, ought to now be eligible to obtain Android model… *counts on fingers*… TWENTY-ONE.

“We’re increasing Pixel assist to years of OS upgrades, safety updates, Characteristic Drops, and AI improvements. Your Pixel8 and Pixel 8 Professional will probably be supported during 2030,” Google introduced on Wednesday.

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It’s an enormous longevity increase for Pixel followers, who’ve till now been assured 5 years of updates, however solely three full Android model updates.

Leaks within the weeks previous to the Made by Google launch occasion on October 4 had prefaced this announcement, however it’s nice to see Google decide to iPhone-like longevity for its flagship homegrown gadgets.

In truth, contemplating Apple simply minimize the 2017 iPhone X from the iOS 17 crew, Google is probably surpassing the iPhone when it comes to longevity. After all, we don’t but understand how lengthy the brand new iPhone 15 will probably be supported.

When it was reported Google was plotting this transfer, it wasn’t clear whether or not the 7 years of updates included the annual Android boosts, or simply prolonged safety releases to maintain the telephone protected. Now Google has confirmed its dedication to supporting Pixel telephones for so long as the {hardware} can realistically stay customers’ major handset.

Contemplating Pixel telephone homeowners are the one Android gadgets assured to get the Android OS updates on day one, this information is more likely to be a serious gross sales driver for Google transferring ahead. It could additionally braveness different Android producers like Samsung, OnePlus and Motorola to make related commitments transferring ahead.

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