Samsung offers four Android OS updates and five years of security updates on its mid-range and high-end smartphones. In fact, no other brand has provided so many Android OS updates to their devices in the past, not even Google. And other brands are now feeling the pressure in that regard. So thanks to what Samsung is doing, we are seeing other brands increasing their software update promises.
Samsung forced other brands to invest in updates!
In recent months, several brands, including OnePlus and OPPO, have promised to offer four Android OS updates. Now, Xiaomi has promised something similar.
Last month, Xiaomi announced that it will offer four Android OS updates and five years of security updates for the company’s latest smartphone, the Redmi K60 Extreme Edition. According to a tweet from Xiaomi’s Director of Communications, Daniel Desjarlais, the same update policy will also extend to the company’s latest high-end smartphones, the Xiaomi 13T and Xiaomi 13T Pro. The tweet also suggests that the Xiaomi can offer its next devices (at least mid-range and high-end) with the same update policy.
According to recent information from the 9To5Google website, Google also intends to offer more Android operating system updates for Pixel devices. This will start with the Pixel 8 range, which is scheduled to launch next month. The publication suggests that Google’s update policy may even trump Samsung’s current policy.
However, in the case of Xiaomi, when it fulfills what it said, it will put Samsung under pressure. Also on the part of Google from other Chinese companies that promise the same. But those who benefit from this are the customers who now have more updates on each smartphone they buy.