Starting with the Pixel 8 series, there should be a significantly better update guarantee.
In recent years there has been justifiable criticism of update guarantees for Pixel devices. With a maximum of three years (for Android updates), it was too short. Outpaces Google, Samsung offers more. With the introduction of the Pixel 8 smartphone, it should get even better.
Currently there is an update guarantee for Google devices with 5 years for security updates and 3 years for Android updates. This is fine for a 500 euro smartphone. But the Pixel 7a and Pixel Fold have the same update guarantee, even though the devices cost a good 1,400 euros.
Google Pixel wants to be an alternative to iPhone
But there are no specific figures at this time regarding the new update guarantee. Our well-known colleagues to hear From their sources only Google is working on an update guarantee for the Pixel 8, which will surpass Samsung’s offering and more closely match the performance of the iPhones.
If you really want to keep it, Android updates and feature drops should be guaranteed for at least 5 years. A few more years of choice, because Apple is really well positioned there. However, Google has laid a good foundation for this with its own Tensor chipsets.