Android smartphones do not always shine by the length of their software support, but several manufacturers are trying to make efforts by offering extended durations.
Google , editor of the mobile platform, also wants to set an example with its Pixel ranges capable of receiving several Android evolutions. This support could be extended with the new series of smartphones Pixel 6 to be presented on 19 October.
According to Leaker Snoopy, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be entitled to four OS updates and five years of security patches. Starting from Android 11 natively present on board, this would mean that they will be able to evolve in principle to Android 16.
There is always a doubt in the count as to whether to take into account the version installed initially or actually have four updates in addition to the initial OS but, whether up to Android 13 or 15, this gives in all cases the assurance of being able to benefit from the latest advances in Android for several years.
Pixel 6 gets 4 OS Upgrades and 5 Years of Security Patches
– Snoopy (@_snoopytech_) October 13, 2021
Google will have even more facilities to achieve this if the Pixel 6 integrates its Google Tensor hardware platform, which will facilitate its monitoring and the strategic choice to ensure its support.
It r It is to be seen if this will move the lines among manufacturers, especially Chinese, quick to launch many smartphones but with a minimum policy of updating the OS.
Xiaomi is already announcing efforts in this direction with an extension of the update period of some of its smartphones, starting with the new Xiaomi 05 T.