Join us on Telegram | Early Samsung Black Friday deals, check them out right now!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Google will obliterate Samsung’s software support starting with the Pixel 6


Last updated: October 11th, 2021 at 13:14 UTC+01:00

Samsung was the first Android OEM to announce four years of software update support for its smartphones. Later, OnePlus, OPPO, and Xiaomi also announced that they would offer software support to some of their smartphones for four years. Google, which was left behind in the game, has now decided to offer the longest software update support in the Android space.

The Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro will be Google’s first smartphones to come with five years of software support. The information was revealed through leaked product pages of the upcoming Pixel phones on CarphoneWarehouse’s website (now pulled).

The software section on the product page mentions, “Pixel comes with at least 5 years of updates, so it gets more secure over time.” However, the terms and conditions section of the webpage mentions “Android security updates,” which probably means that the devices will get 3-4 years of Android OS updates and 1-2 years of additional security updates.

Google is promising a year longer software update support than Samsung

This is a year longer than what Samsung is promising for some of its mid-range and all high-end smartphones. Things are definitely moving in the right direction, but it is nothing groundbreaking. Apple releases 5-6 major OS updates to all of its smartphones, and we would’ve liked to see Google match Apple’s software support considering that it develops Android for the whole ecosystem.

The Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro are the company’s first true flagship smartphones in years. They come with an attractive design, 120Hz OLED displays, Google’s in-house high-end processor named Tensor (developed in collaboration with Samsung), upgraded front and rear camera sensors, an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, stereo speakers, 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, and high-capacity batteries.

Based on their specifications, they can go head-to-head with most high-end smartphones from Apple, Samsung, OnePlus, OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi. Would you switch from a Galaxy smartphone to a Pixel smartphone for longer software support? Let us know in the comments section below.

Join SamMobile’s Telegram group and subscribe to our YouTube channel to get instant news updates and in-depth reviews of Samsung devices. You can also subscribe to get updates from us on Google News.

Phone Google
Load 7 comments

You might also like

Google Play Store will ask you to update apps if they crash on your Galaxy device

Google Play System updates bring a lot of improvements to all Android smartphones with Google Mobile Services. One such change that is a part of the latest November 2022 Play System update is that if an app is crashing, the phone will now prompt you to install an update to fix them. This change is […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 13 hours ago

Wild rumor claims Samsung’s Exynos 2300 has a special core for One UI optimization

It has been widely reported that Samsung has ditched the Exynos 2300 in favor of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for the Galaxy S23. However, there has been no official word from either Samsung or Qualcomm about the Snapdragon’s exclusivity. Some reports also claim that the Galaxy S23 will use a higher-clocked version of the […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 14 hours ago

You will soon get to schedule ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode on Google Chat

Google is developing a new feature in Google Chat that will allow users to schedule Do Not Disturb. This feature could come in handy during lunch breaks, weekends, or vacations. All you need to do is schedule the DND inside the Google Chat settings and enjoy your free time without worrying about work notifications popping […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 2 days ago

Google Search’s Material You makeover is heading to your Galaxy device soon

Google is now bringing the Material You redesign to the Google Search app. Google Search results and the Discover feed receive makeovers from time to time, but other parts of the Google app aren’t that fast to pick up the changes. Well, thanks to an APK Insight post, we now have a sneak peek at […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 2 days ago

Samsung Chromebooks could soon get charging sound effects

Google’s ChromeOS is quickly becoming a viable alternative to Windows and macOS, especially for those with a workload that mainly involves browsing the web. Google has also been adding many new features and integration with Android devices. Now, the company is planning to add a small but useful new feature. Currently, the only way to […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 days ago

Pixel Fold displays from Samsung to have less in common with Z Fold 4

If you missed out on the first Google Pixel Fold leak from yesterday, you might want to check it out. Google’s first foldable phone got unveiled in a handful of leaked official renders, and a few specifications, along with pricing and availability details, have also emerged. Samsung Display will play a part in making the […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 days ago