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Google Pixel 2 comes with 3 years of Android OS updates

Google has officially launched its Pixel 2 line up earlier this week. The new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL flagships come with a lot of premium features and home-grown OS from the company. Now, there is another good news for Pixel 2 buyers. Google has confirmed that both the Pixel 2 phones will get three years of Android software and security updates.

Previously, Google’s first-generation Pixel phones and earlier Nexus phones got only two years of Android software updates. Now, this latest OS update confirmation for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL means that buyers will not only be able to get the next Android P and Android Q updates for the Pixel 2 phones, they will also get Android R as well. Moreover, security updates are also promised for three years, but it was already being offered with the first Pixels.

Google did not reveal about this new 3 years of software updates change during the launch event. However, it has been confirmed now as it is written clearly in the footnotes of the Pixel 2 listing on Google store. In the ‘Tech Specs’ section its mentioned “Minimum 3 years of OS and security updates”.

This extended OS update from Google for its flagships will prove quite useful for its buyers. Since almost all the Android phones usually get one Android software update before they become obsolete. The three OS updates will for sure make the new Pixel 2 phones a much more attractive option.

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Specifications

If we talk about specifications, both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come with the similar specifications, except in terms of display and battery capacity. The Pixel 2 comes with a 5-inch full HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:9. While the Pixel 2 XL comes with a 6 inch near edge-to-edge quad HD+ pOLED display with a resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9.

Both, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are powered by Snapdragon 835 processor clubbed with 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage. In the camera department, they feature a 12.2MP primary camera with EIS, OIS, f/1.8 aperture, an LED flash, and support for 4K recording. On the front, the devices will sport an 8MP secondary camera. The Google Pixel 2 houses a 2,700mAh battery and the Pixel 2 XL comes with a 3,520mAh battery.

The Google Pixel 2 has been priced in India at Rs. 61,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs. 70,000 for the 128GB variant. The Google Pixel 2 XL costs Rs. 73,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs. 82,000 for the 128GB variant. The pre-orders for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL begin on October 26.


Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.