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Timely and permanent software updates are one of the most critical elements in the smartphone experience. However, for now, different OEMs have promised to provide different Android update schedules for their phones. The number of Android upgrades a device receives also depends on its price. For example, compared with mid-range and cheap phones, flagship phones usually take longer to update and update more frequently.
Currently, Samsung seems to be the defending champion of Android updates. The company promised to provide three years of Android updates for a large number of Galaxy devices. It also provides five-year security updates for some flagships. OnePlus also recently promised three major Android updates for the OnePlus 8 series and newer flagship products. In contrast, its Nord N series only received a promise to update the Android operating system. At the same time, many other manufacturers insist on a two-year software upgrade cycle.
What is exciting is whether Google’s new Pixel 6 series and its homemade Tensor chip can speed up the Android update schedule. Given that Google no longer needs to rely on Qualcomm’s support roadmap, it may be able to provide faster and longer updates than any other smartphone manufacturer.
With all of this in mind, we want to know your thoughts on this topic. What do you think should be the shortest software upgrade cycle for Android phones? Take the poll above and leave us a message in the comments section below.