Pixel 8: Setting New Standards for Android Longevity
A new leak suggests that the upcoming Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro phones could offer users an unprecedented seven years of OS, security, and feature updates. While not all seven years will necessarily be Android updates, this extended support would significantly enhance the value proposition of a Pixel phone, bringing it in line with Apple’s enduring support.
Currently, the Pixel 7 guarantees five years of updates, including three full Android version updates and additional years of security updates. However, the leaked spec sheet published by 91 Mobiles indicates that both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will receive seven years of OS, security, and Feature Drop updates.
In addition to the extended support, rumors suggest that the Pixel 8 Pro will feature a ‘Super Actua Display’ with excellent visibility in direct sunlight. It is expected to have a 120Hz variable refresh rate, up to 1,600 nits of HDR brightness, and 2,400 nits of peak brightness. These improvements would surpass the capabilities of the Pixel 7 Pro.
The Pixel 8 release is scheduled for October 4, with pre-orders expected to open shortly after the event.