While the Pixel 6 ushered in two additional updates for three years of major Android OS version updates and security patches,

Google is expected to change that on the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro with more OS updates.

Looking at the mobile Android landscape, three years of OS updates

Which was also on Qualcomm-powered Pixel phones from 2017-2021 -

is less than Samsung's promised four,

Which started last year with Galaxy S21, S22, Flip 3. ,

and continued through the Fold 3 and the devices released this year,

Including some of the company's more affordable releases.

Other Android-powered devices like the Nvidia Shield are largely updated for eight years because Nvidia fully