Unfortunately, most Android smartphones receive very limited software support over timeoften much lower than what could be one’s actual life and a new example is represented by the series Google Pixel 3.
Even the most important Android smartphone manufacturers guarantee software updates for a period ranging from 3 to 5 years, after which users will no longer be able to count on an updated and 100% secure device and this month the support for the series ends. phones launched by Google in 2018.
The Google Pixel 3 series has come to the end of support
If in some cases three years of software support can be considered more than enough (for example when it comes to cheap devices), in many others this time limit leads producers to abandon to their fate devices that could still last a long time, as they are equipped with hardware capable of still guaranteeing a pleasant daily experience in step with the times.
Aaron Gordon posted in Vice an editorial with which he complains about this policy followed by Google (and all other manufacturers), highlighting how his Google Pixel 3 is still a good phone, capable of doing everything it needs on a daily basis and, for that reason, he is not happy to invest $ 600 to buy the Google Pixel 6, as he already has what he needs. However, continuing to use Google Pixel 3 without security updates is a risk and, therefore, he feels with his back to the wall and almost “forced” to change phones.
In response to an email asking Google why the Google Pixel 3 series can count on software support limited to 3 years, the Mountain View giant replied that it believes that “Three years of security and operating system updates still offer users an exceptional experience for their devices”.
Apparently, with the passage of time things have changed a bit and for the Google Pixel 6 series the Mountain View giant has decided to guarantee 3 years of operating system updates and 5 years of security updates.
We have not yet reached the 7 years of updates guaranteed by Apple but the direction taken seems to be the right one. Long last.