The last major Android update for the Google Pixel 4 came this year and beyond. Some colleagues agree that the end is here too soon. Google has only guaranteed a new Android version of Pixel 4 for three years and may revise it.
This opinion is reinforced by the functionality of the devices, because what came later was weaker. Only devices with higher performance levels were again available with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 were below the Pixel 4 phone and were also cheaper.
Very expensive and good for the end of the initial update
Google has installed a telephoto camera in the Pixel 4 series for the first time, though with very little zoom. There was also a pixel neural core for the camera – a separate chip. The Pixel 4 XL display has a QHD + resolution and so it is quite high – like the Pixel 6 Pro. It was 90 Hz fast.
There is the latest but at least soli hardware for hardware-assisted face unlock and motion sense. Although these sensors were only available on the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, in the end they raised the price above 700 euros.
Sustainability is often mentioned, but little practice
It’s always about sustainability and that includes long update support in our industry. So that the devices stay up-to-date as long as possible. In terms of hardware, there should be nothing wrong with the Pixel 4 and 4 XL – there will be performance.
Especially since Google worked with Qualcomm a while ago to facilitate long-term support for new Android updates. Samsung has partially introduced its update guarantee earlier. Google should be able to do the same.
At colleagues There are certainly more hearings out there, but Google will deafen the ears there as well. This is really sad, because extending the Pixel 4 and 4 XL update guarantee would be a big PR stunt. But it has to be followed for Pixel 5 to Pixel 6.
Also interesting: Hey Google, Samsung can do it too! I think the update guarantee should start with the Pixel 6a
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