The new Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones go on sale next week, the handsets are being sold by Google direct and also through Verizon Wireless in the US.
Both Verizon and Google have now confirmed that the handsets on Verizon will receive the software updates at the same time as other Pixel devices, you can see a statement that Verizon gave to Ars Technica below.
“First and foremost, all operating system and security updates to the Pixel devices will happen in partnership with Google. In other words, when Google releases an update, Verizon phones will receive the same update at the same time (much like iOS updates). Verizon will not stand in the way of any major updates and users will get all updates at the same time as Google.
Also, the Verizon version of the Google Pixel is carrier unlocked, so you can use it where ever you like. Finally, we have three apps pre-installed on the phone Go90, My Verizon (which is your account management tool) and Verizon Messages (your messaging app). As you noted, all three can easily be uninstalled by the user.”
The new Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones will go on sale on the 20th of October, it will be interesting to see how popular these new devices become.
Source Ars Technica