Good news Android fans: Verizon's version of the Pixel and Pixel XL won't be second-rate to versions purchased from Google after all.
Last week, Google told 9to5Google it would be in charge of releasing monthly security updates for Verizon's Pixels and Verizon would be in charge of pushing out system updates (read: new versions of Android).
Well, that's no longer the plan.
Verizon has now said it won't delay the release of any Android system updates for its versions of the Pixel smartphones from Google.
A major benefit of buying a Nexus, now Pixel, phone is the ability to get the latest and greatest version of Android up and running immediately. It turns out Verizon may put a damper on that plan for certain devices.
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