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Verizon to lock bootloader, handle system updates for its Pixel models

Google has announced that the Pixel and Pixel XL will be coming exclusively to Verizon (outside of unlocked models of course). Google’s Nexus devices have never had a good relationship with carriers, and it seems that it isn’t much different for the Pixel lineup. The company has confirmed [...]
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