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Daily brief: Thanks for nothing, Verizon

What happened in Android news on October 6, 2016? A lot, actually. I'm not American, but even I can tell that buying a Google Pixel from Verizon is probably not a wise move if you value expeditious software updates — and why wouldn't you, if you're reading Android Central? News broke earlier today that Big Red would be overseeing updates to the Pixel and Pixel XL, mainly for quality control purposes but also because they are inserting some custom software, including three apps (coughbloatwarecough).
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