Verizon will push Pixel updates for models it sells

Pixel will be updated through Google if you buy from Google, Verizon if you buy from Verizon.

Published Thu, Oct 6 2016 4:32 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:58 AM CST

Though Pixel is a Google phone, the company has partnered exclusively with Verizon for its latest. That might lead you to wonder: am I getting my updates through Verizon (and late, at that), or through Google (in a timely fashion)? Apparently, both.

Verizon will push Pixel updates for models it sells |

"Monthly security updates will come from Google (for all models), and system updates will be managed by Verizon for Verizon models, and Google for unlocked models bought from Google Store," explained a Google spokesperson.

In other words, buy from Google, as the finance options are the same and you can still use your unlocked model on Verizon, so there's no downside and one major upside.


Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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