If you buy a Google Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro, you may have access to the latest Android features up until 2026.
New rumors suggest that the new Pixel phones, which will be announced on October 19 at Google’s Fall Hardware Show, will receive four years of Android updates.
Given that the phones will run on Android 12 out of the box, four years of operating system updates will allow users to fully upgrade to Android 16.
If the current model persists, it will be released in the fall of 2025, which means the phones won’t be obsolete until the launch of Android 17 in 2026.
The latest post came from leader @_snoopytech, who says there will be four years of OS updates for the Pixel 6 and another year of security updates. According to the source, this information was confirmed by several sources.
Previous rumors suggested there would be five years of support, but now it looks like we can increase that a bit if today’s leak is correct.
This will be a significant increase over the Pixel 5a, which offers at least three years of Android updates to all users and will help set the standard again for Android manufacturers. Companies like Samsung and Xiaomi are promising three years of OS updates.
Perhaps additional support will be possible thanks to the Google Tensor processor, which is the homemade chip that will power the Pixel 6 line. We don’t know too much about this yet, which is perhaps the main reason the Google event is taking place on October 19.
We’re very excited about next week’s Pixel event, which may also feature long-running rumors of a Pixel Watch running WearOS 3. It’s also possible that Google will update its Pixel Buds. We’ll be covering the entire event as it goes on, so be sure to join us on October 19th.