Samsung offers three major Android OS updates and an additional year of software updates to all of its high-end smartphones, making it the best Android OEM in terms of software updates. However, its reign may soon be over, at least going by the latest rumor regarding Google's upcoming smartphones.
According to an exclusive report from FrontPageTech, Google will offer at least five years of software updates to its upcoming high-end smartphones, the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro. That is one year longer than Samsung's software update promise. However, Google's promise might not mean that it will offer five major Android OS updates. It could very well translate to three major Android OS updates and two years of security updates.
If Google offers more than three major Android OS updates to future Pixel smartphones, it could make them more attractive than Galaxy devices, at least to enthusiasts who want longer software support. Even OnePlus recently announced that it would offer three Android OS updates and four years of security updates to its high-end smartphones. However, Samsung could still remain a top choice for many smartphone buyers, given its excellent hardware specification, additional software features, and wider availability.
The Galaxy S21 series could face decent competition from the Pixel 6 series. The Pixel 6 reportedly features a 6.4-inch OLED display, a 50MP+12MP dual-camera setup, an 8MP selfie camera, Google's own Whitechapel processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB/256GB internal storage, and a 4,614mAh battery. The Pixel 6 Pro could have a 6.7-inch OLED display, a 50MP+48MP+12MP triple-camera setup, a 12MP selfie camera, Whitechapel SoC, 12GB RAM, 128GB/256GB/512GB storage, and a 5,000mAh battery.
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