Google Pixel 6 with 5 years of support is good, but other Android makers must follow

Perhaps the most exciting Google Pixel 6 rumor so far has nothing to do with its radical redesign or in-house chipset, but rather the number of updates it will get, with a leak suggesting the Pixel 6 (and Pixel 6 Pro) will get at least five years of software updates.

This is excellent news if true. It means not only that the Pixel 6 won’t feel dated as quickly (as its software will remain up to date even as its hardware ages), but also that apps are likely to remain compatible with it for longer, and that it’ll actually be safe to use for longer – because as well as operating system updates, phones also get security updates to patch vulnerabilities.