Google recently unveiled the all-new Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Now, these are one of the few Android devices available in the markets for consumers who like to enjoy the pure Android stock ROM experience. As you would expect, the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro come with the Google Tensor G2 SoC and runs on 5G networks. Thanks to the new Tensor chipset, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will get updates for at least 5 years, same as the last year’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
In an interview with How-to Geek, Google confirms, the new Pixel 7 line phones will get at least 3 years of OS updates. Out of the box, the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro run on the latest version of Android, Android 13. As it is with most Google Pixels. And as for 3 years of OS updates, the newly announced Pixel phones will get a taste of Android 16 in the future.
Here’s what Google said to How-to Geek.
We build Pixel phones to get better over time with software and feature updates. Like Pixel 6, 6 Pro, and 6a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will provide at least 5 years of security upgrades from the date the phones first become available on the Google Store in the U.S. and at least 3 years of OS updates.
Yes, the 2022 Pixel phones will get major OS upgrades till 2025. And, if you looking for security updates, Google will keep rolling out security updates for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro for a total of five years, until 2027.
As of now, there are only a handful of Android devices out there that have supported their devices for a good number of years. So, if you are looking for a device running the latest Android version and always protected via security updates, plus the added goodness of pure stock ROM and Pixel-exclusive features, the new Pixel 7 and 7 Pro is a great device that you can use for a good number of years.
Although it doesn’t match Samsung’s 4 major OS upgrades for the Galaxy S22 series, it matches other select smartphone OEMs such as OnePlus offering three years of OS updates to its flagship number series phones.
And, if you feel that your Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro is still running perfectly fine even after it loses support, you always have the option of unlocking its bootloader and flashing custom ROMs based on the latest available Android version of the time. Sure, a five-year-old phone will nowadays feel old, but if you plan on using the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro as a spare or secondary phone, custom ROMs are the way to go.