Rumors have been cropping up repeatedly over the previous few months that Google’s upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional would have a wider help window than regular, and immediately we’ve some precise rumored numbers to consider.
In accordance to what’s a yet-unconfirmed rumor, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional will get 4 main Android updates in addition to 5 years of safety patches after their official launch later this month.
If this pans out, it signifies that the 2 Pixels launched in 2021 might be up to date all the way in which as much as Android 16 in 2025, and obtain safety updates till October 2026.
It could be the primary time Google has undertaken such an extended help window, and if it does truly find yourself promising this, it is going to form of match Apple in gadget longevity (at the very least software-wise).
Whether or not this may contribute to the Pixel line turning into extra profitable sooner or later is unclear, but it surely all will depend on your (and Google’s) definition of success. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional will nonetheless solely be bought in a handful of nations, and distribution is a large a part of success, maybe much more so than software program help.