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Google on Wednesday revealed its Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro model Android phones, and promised to support them in sickness and in health for seven years. But at the mega-corp's launch event, Rick Osterloh, VP of devices and services at Google, did not immediately introduce the devices as phones. He initially called them "the next …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Yes it's got 8 years of support. Or until Google decides to simply pull the plug on it.


    1. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

      That was my first thought too. Appliances with the longest warranties come from brands that are preparing to vanish.

      It may be many years before Google stops being a hostile custodian of Android but they could snuff out their Pixel product on a whim.

  2. Pantagoon


    Will the non-removable battery last for seven years?

    1. alex-w

      Re: Battery

      It's non-user replaceable but supposedly Google made it not terrible to replace by someone competent, also supposedly providing spares.

  3. PerlyKing


    I appear to be a bit out of date with my TLAs - what do "Octa PD", "Quad PD" and "Dual PD" mean? Eight, four and two of what?

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