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Verizon responsible for Pixel system updates, according to Google

09 October, 2016, 05:11 | Author: Lloyd Doyle

So I'm just going to say, Google, please stop advertising the Pixel like this. Google Assistant has been integrated throughout.

Sadly, it's not all good news for Android fans. So, if you are planning to pick up the either of the new Pixel smartphones from the Carrier in the United States, then this is something you should totally keep in mind before making a decision here.

Google Pixel phones ship with the latest Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and will be directly getting updates from Google as times go by. The voice-activated assistant can also set alarms, schedule events on the calendar and more. To control other devices from Google Home you will need either Chromecast or home automation systems like Nest or Philips Hue. So while the phones enjoyed some spectacular initial reviews, the news about being exclusively partnered with Verizon did raise some questions from the public. According to a statement made by Google, there is one tiny sliver of hope: the company will still be in charge of the monthly security updates, which will be pushed to all devices.

The goal of Google Assistant, Pichai previously said, is to "build a personal Google for each and every user".

In their own words, they've "decided to take the next step and provide our take on the best Google experience, by bringing hardware and software design together under one roof".


It was said that the Nexus 6P and 6 didn't meet the expectations of Google, while the Nexus 4 sold less than 400,000 units during its lifespan.

Google has finally officially announced its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. That device has now become the iPhone 7 and it was launched September this year. They were able to integrate devices and software into an ecosystem.

Future Android system updates will still come from Google, but it will be ultimately Verizon that will push them to Pixel owners who've purchased their phones from the carrier.

Developers and businesses who wish to sign up to work with the embeddable SDK, which will be available in December 2016, can do so here.

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