The Google Pixel phones are among the best available, even with the influx of 2017 Android flagships from Samsung, HTC, Essential and LG.
But given it’s last year’s handset, what incentive do fans have to grab the ‘Made by Google’ phone over some newer, flashier rivals?
Well, we’d say guaranteed Android version support and rapid updates for at least the next two years would be a decent reason, wouldn’t you?
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When it comes to Android Q (aside: what they hell are they going to call that then?), in 2019, the picture is less clear.
Regardless, there will be security updates until October 2019, which means your handset will be one of the safer devices running Android.
The Pixel phones, like the Nexus forefathers are a great option for smartphone fans who really care getting the new version of Android.
Like Apple with iOS, Google can ensure these updates are pushed directly to their own phones.
Of course, all that being said, there’s still one very big reason not to buy a Pixel or Pixel XL right now… the Pixel 2 is thought to be a matter of months away.
Hold your nerve, folks.
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