Successive manufacturers of Android smartphones assure that they want to support their equipment for several years and provide them with regular updates.
Huawei with updates every two months
Huawei has recently failed very much. It is worth recalling the fact that there is no update to Android Oreo for the popular Huawei P9. So the mentioned model got only one major update to Android Nougat and it will remain on this version of the system. Apparently, he can still get EMUI 8.0, but Huawei does not mention anything about Oreo, so probably the manufacturer will transfer only some overlay functions to the two-year flagship. What the Chinese did in relation to their fans was very unfair . No update for the above-mentioned model explained that the smartphone does not meet the requirements of Google for the Oreo system, which in my opinion is complete nonsense. Mainly because there are a lot of weaker smartphones that easily deal with the eighth edition of the green robot.A few days ago, my editorial colleague informed you that Huawei guaranteed updates for his selected phones every two months. Thus, users (primarily) of flagship models will receive the latest security patches regularly, in a two-month time interval. This is a step in the right direction but I still think it is not enough. So what about the medium and lower shelf? Are the users of these smartphones inferior in some way?
OnePlus did it even better. Bravo OnePlus!
I do not deny that I am following the activities of the co-owner of Carla Peia more and more and more and more is starting to impress me the way in which the company operates. The Chinese are conquering the smartphone market by storm. Their devices are getting better and better each year, and the value for money still remains very good, especially when compared to the competition. And this is not the end of good news, because from now on the phones of the Chinese manufacturer will receive regular updates. The company promises that new versions of the system will be delivered for 24 months , so you can count on two full releases of Android, while for the next 12 months smartphone users with the OnePlusa logo on the casing will receive the latest security patches . In total, the support period for Chinese mobile phones will be three years . The manufacturer assures that security patches will be delivered in a similar time to Huawei, so every two months.
So what about other producers?
I think that these two examples are mixing up the market somewhat and other manufacturers will follow Huawei and OnePlus. I hope Samsung LG or HTC will also guarantee updates for their models. In the case of the largest smartphone producer in the world, I can see a definite improvement, but it is still not enough. A few days ago I informed you that my Smasung Galaxy Note 8 informed about the availability of new software. Yesterday evening I got a positive surprise because late in the evening the notebook again showed the availability of the next update. This time the package weighed quite a lot, because it was over 804 MB. I did not have too much time to check what was fixed in this update and what was added. On the other hand, I can say that the smartphone has never been as fast as it is now. Differences in performance between the new and old version of the system can be seen with the naked eye. Applications run much faster, and everything is even smoother than it was in the previous version. Samsung, keep it up ! May other manufacturers, like the Chinese, guarantee support for a certain period, because updates are a very important element in the world of smartphones, and the behavior of some giants (LG, I'm talking about you here) is simply very unpalatable. Users of the flagship LG G5 are still waiting for Oreo and will probably only see the end of the holiday. Not nice LG, oh no. Source: OnePlus