Google has confirmed that Pixel and Pixel XL phones bought from the Google Store will be rootable and ship with unlockable bootloaders.
The Google Store is now accepting orders for the company's customizable live cases that are made for its new Pixel smartphones.
The Telstra store on George Street in Sydney, Australia will be the first retail location in the world to begin selling Google's new Pixel phones Oct. 20.
According to leakster Evan Blass and a Google representative, Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones bought from Verizon won't feature unlockable bootloaders.
The Nexus line is dead, but it seems that the mod-friendly nature of Google devices isn’t. Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones purchased from the Google Store will have unlockable bootloaders, so you can mod them [...]