This is a joke right, they should support the phone for at least 5 years.
They should give update as long as the device can handle. Iphones allways get for 4 years while android is so short.
It should be perpetual as long as the hardware permits like how Apple do it with the iPhones. Because the pixel will be cheaper next year...
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2016Do you think an average Joe cares about updates?Damn right they do! Who doesn't wanna see a skin refresh on their phone every now n then? Do you know why iPhones hold their value as long as they do? Answer: Updates. iPhone 5 was released in Sep 2012 and still got updated to iOS 10. And that's the reason you see it being sold for the same price as last year's Moto X or some other Android flagship.
Why can't take make it 3 years? Just a year longer of support will be appreciated by any user. But no...Android updates have to stop at the 2 year mark.
That's it! iPhone wins this round. Another step towards fragmentation. I thought with Pixel, we had iPhone like premium stuff in pure Android space but this makes it just another Android with a price tag. On second thoughts, though, since H/W part i.e. support for SD 821 etc SoC is from Qualcomm may be that is the reason we will never see Android compete with iOS neck to neck in terms of fragmentation and hence inconsistencies across brands and devices?
Hah! Tell me something new! All nexus phones got that guarantee too...and they didn't cost anywhere near this lol...iPhones get updates for 5 years and cost the same...and now they're water resistant and have OIS and stereo speakers...not to mention iOS has always been more stable than Android...as much as I hate Apple from the bottom of my heart, how exactly does Google plan to compete with iPhones with this strategy???
As a proud samsung Note-4 owner I am still getting 6.0.1 + Security fixes till now even after 2 years, and you google doing nothing extra to stock android and ask thrice the original price for pixels and promise for 2 years update what a Joke :) even my iphone 4 served till 2014 fall being purchased in 2011, In fact you guys spend a year in fixing issues then comes stability from second year, so literally we get 1 year software support that is stable. What a bad fortune for google this year. Oh.. and your Pixel XL gives just 3:30 hrs of SOT what a shame and you claim you have control over hardware and software... you need to learn from Apple. Just cant tolerate these nuisance statements.
Two years only LoL Google you sux. You want $770 for a phone and are willing to support for two years only. Is this 2017 April fools joke?
Sly Google prevented all Snapdragon 800 and 801 devices from official Nougat update while they are capable enough to run 7.0.
Yeah sure, make a phone exclusively by google, provide new software and ask a premium price for it , but do not provide update after 2 years.Then what is the difference between Nexus and Pixel ?? Then you compare it to iphone.The hardware is so much compatible, atleast update for 4 years should be provided.
What? Having your very own Pixel , you should be committed at least 4 years of update even not all the features of the latest are included. You made an iPhonish like path and price but you're not that committed to your master piece? Google didn't even made some feasibility study about getting the market niche for basing the price of Pixel knowing that the name of the company is not known for being icon of product but being a service company