Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro Expected to Offer Unprecedented Seven Years of Software Support
Leaked information suggests that the upcoming Pixel 8 series could surpass rivals in terms of Android and security update longevity.
The upcoming Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro could set a new standard in the world of smartphone software support. Recent leaks, originating from tipster Kamila on X, have revealed that these devices are expected to receive a staggering seven years of Android and security updates, marking a substantial increase in support compared to previous Pixel models and even outpacing iPhones in terms of operating system longevity.
While much of the leaked information pertains to the specs of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, it’s the revelation regarding software support that has garnered significant attention. Currently, Pixel 7 devices receive three years of Android OS updates and five years of security updates. While this may seem sufficient, considering the average smartphone upgrade cycle of two to three years, Google has fallen behind competitors like Samsung, which provides four years of software updates. This discrepancy is notable given that Google is both the creator and owner of the Android platform.