Though the app is not in the OS directly so each email account used in Dekko 2 would need password plus another verification for Google to except it, if I have that right of course.
Can't say if you're right, because I don't actually have a gmail account myself. I haven't been aware of big G enforcing 2FA now. Though, I've seen gmail support pages explaining how to turn off "2-step-verification".
What triggered my response was the fact that I've seen old, EOS phones having to be finally retired when mail providers tightened their list of accepted ciphers. 20.04 based UT will certainly stretch the live span of some phones (if not for gmail users).
@lifeenjoyer69 Hello and welcome. Quick run through of the channels
Edge- Dragons live here only for the very experianced devs
Devel- Where the latest updates get tried out and tested You can expect the odd issue on this channel. Updated daily.
RC-The last testing branch before a stable release Updated now when there are real changes that need testing.
Stable- Good solid everyday usage channel. This will be updated on a cycle of on average 12 weeks. (There is a new update OTA-23 on Tuesday 28th June).
This system is followerd throught the year so in effect they are on a continues roll out. So you will get updates on a regular basis. So if you want small daily changes try devel it is 80-90% without issue but can go down hard.
One of the great strengths of Ubuntu Touch (the OS) is the UBports Community behind it yes a few dev do get paid but the vast majority of the work is carried out by volunteers and enthusiasts. It is a very supportive, helpful community and welcoming community whatever you plan on doing or how you use your UT device. That is point it is your phone do with and use as you want.
Please have a look round and read through the Forum there is plenty of info and help here. The pixel 3a is a great device (I got one a few weeks ago) so the xl should be the same. Give it a go all the help and advice you need is here.