Google Nexus program shuts down; how Pixel phones different from Nexus series?
[Representational Image] Google Pixel series update schedule details revealed; Android fans are in for a big disappointment In Picture: Google Pixel series phonesGoogle Official Blog

Search engine giant Google has updated the company's official software support page with Pixel series phones, shedding light on the device's firmware service details.

As per the website, Google guarantees to provide Android update to Pixel series only till October 2018.

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"Pixel phones get Android version updates for at least 2 years from when the device became available on the Google Store. After 2 years, we can't guarantee additional updates," Google said on the webpage.

We believe Google's statement is likely to evoke strong reactions from Android fans, as the new Pixel series phones are really expensive and would lose flagship status just after two years. This would indirectly mean that Google-made Pixel, other than the fact of getting early update and clean interface, is very less different from other third-party Android phones.

Comparatively, rival Apple is very kind to its loyal patrons, as it offers a minimum of four years of software updates. For instance, the 2012 series iPhone 5 got the latest iOS 10 update, whereas the Pixel's ancestor LG Nexus 5, which was unveiled in 2013, did not even get the Nougat update.

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On the brighter side, Google will be provide security updates for Pixel series for a minimum of three years from when the device first became available, or at least 18 months from when the Google Store last sold the device, whichever is longer.

Google Pixel series update schedule details revealed; Android fans are in for a big disappointment
Google Pixel software update policyGoogle Pixel software support page (screen-shot)

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It remains to be seen if Google will change its mind, after seeing reactions of the fans.

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