If the rumours are true, this is a big deal with Frontpage Tech getting their hands on new Pixel info. The leak suggests that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro may receive 5 years of software updates. This would result in the devices getting 4 full Android version updates and one final year of security patches. This promise would bring Google’s own Pixel line up to the same line of promise that Apple buyers enjoy with the iPhone range.

On top of the big news with regard to the software updates, Frontpage Tech also confirms their latest information on the specs of the devices. The specs are largely in line with previous rumours of the devices:

Google Pixel 6 (Codename: Oriel)

  • Screen size: 6.4″
  • Display: AMOLED
  • Rear camera setup: 50MP (Wide) + 12MP (Ultra wide)
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4614mAh
  • Processor: Google
  • Ram: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB
  • OS: Android 12
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro (Codename: Raven)
  • Screen size: 6.71″
  • Display: Plastic OLED
  • Rear camera setup: 50MP (Wide) + 48MP (Tele) + 12MP (Ultra wide)
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • Processor: Google
  • Ram: 12GB
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB
  • OS: Android 12

Sticking to the usual release cycle, we expect Google to release the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro around mid-October. We will see and hear much more of the devices long before then, but it’s not too long to wait for the next generation.

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Kosher Ayatollah

Five years sounds reasonable. As long as they make it easy to replace the battery, I could give the phone to my kids. My Nokia 8 Sirocco is doing fine – bar the battery getting sick. I’d rather buy a good phone that lasts, than a cheap one that needs to be updated regularly.


Wouldn’t it be nice if Optus were to offer Pixel phones on a plan rather than having to fork out the money upfront?