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Verizon Pixel phones will update same time as Google

Google adopting Apple update model, Pixel devices will update same time everywhere.

@seanridgeley
Published Wed, Oct 12 2016 3:05 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:58 AM CST

Last week we reported Pixel phones bought through Google partner Verizon would receive updates through Verizon, with the assumption they'd be late as is typically the case. Verizon however has assured that updates will occur simultaneously.

Verizon Pixel phones will update same time as Google | TweakTown.com

"All operating system and security updates to the Pixel devices will happen in partnership with Google. In other words, when Google releases an update, Verizon phones will receive the same update at the same time (much like iOS updates)," a spokesperson for the company said. "Verizon will not stand in the way of any major updates and users will get all updates at the same time as Google."

Verizon also notes their version is carrier unlocked and sports just three pre-installed apps, all of which are easily uninstalled.

Meanwhile, Google states that "OS updates and monthly security patches will be updated on all Pixel devices (Verizon and non-Verizon versions) simultaneously." In other words, Google is adopting the Apple model, and so you finally don't have to worry about horribly delayed updates, regardless of where you buy Pixel.

Doesn't get much more consumer friendly than that.

NEWS SOURCE:arstechnica.com

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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