But now India Today Tech can confirm that Pixel and Pixel XL will be different when it comes to updates compared to other Android phones.
Google didn't actually manufacture the phones themselves; they commissioned HTC to do so.
While we cant tell how quickly Verizon plans to put out major updates for the upcoming Pixel phones, if you want to avoid Verizon holding updates hostage, you can totally pre-order the unlocked version from the Google Store, as it works with all major carriers in the USA, including Verizon. Yes, you have guessed it correctly, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P can no longer be seen on the Google Store, which pretty much proves that the company is no longer going to be supporting this brand name any longer.
On Tuesday when Google launched Pixel phones, it seemingly left out a minor - albeit important - detail from the announcement, probably because there were bigger things to talk about. But now, it looks like the new devices are more of a complete reboot rather than a continuation, because the Pixel phones are leaving one of the best Nexus features behind.
Pixel launcher - The newly launched Pixel and Pixel XL phones from Google are featured with exclusive development called as the Pixel Launcher.
Although they run Android's 7.0 Nougat, there are some features that will be exclusive to Pixel series smartphones that no other Android handset will get.
Google officially launched the Pixel device on October 4.
Sure, you can (and should!) buy the phone unlocked directly from Google. The devices come in two storage variants - 64GB and 126GB and feature a 12.3MP primary camera with a f/2.0 aperture.
On the Pixel and Pixel XL, there are certain features that probably won't ever come to the Nexus lineup.
If you picked up either the Google Pixel or the Google Pixel XL during the pre-order period, Google is throwing in a complimentary Daydream View VR Headset to make the price pinch less.