If you’re still trying to wrap your head around the possible reasons prompting a well-informed US mobile enthusiast to snub the Google Store and pick up a Pixel or Pixel XL from Verizon instead, the search giant’s latest announcement will only make it more difficult to explain or comprehend.

Sure, Big Red leaves out disgusting carrier logos for a change, and minimal pre-loaded bloatware can be easily eliminated from both phones. But we’re not going to applaud what should clearly be the norm.

Meanwhile, bootloaders remain locked, and even if you don’t know what those are, it’s best to have options in case you ever find out and catch the custom ROM bug. But by far the most aggravating thing about the Verizon-sold Pixel and Pixel XL is the nation-leading operator will apparently “manage system updates”, as opposed to Google itself.

Monthly security updates will come straight from Mountain View, when Googlers decide it’s time, without involving VZW, which you also have to figure would have been the wisest policy for “system updates”, i.e. big promotions to future versions of Android, including next year’s prospective 8.0 build. But why would Verizon make things simple and convenient for all when it can complicate them, likely keeping its bloatware-maximizing options open for down the line?

Source: 9To5Google

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