Android has long been criticized because of fragmentation, especially when it comes to OS updates. The new iOS version is almost always installed in just a few weeks after the release while some Android phones are still left with version two or three years. Of course, part of the problem lies in the manufacturer that is updated slowly or even rarely. Recently, however, these companies have increased their commitment and Vivo is the latest to promise three years of upgrading the main Android OS, at least for its flagship phones.
There is a time when the manufacturer only guarantees two main Android releases but most cannot even follow it. Others offer extra years after that but only for monthly security updates. However, over the past few months, several Android manufacturers have promised three or even four years of renewal, both OS and fillings, almost circulating Google’s commitment to its own pixel phones.
Chinese brands are also famous for dropping balls on such updates but in vivo trying to change the perception. This is only proud to announce that they are committed to providing three years of Android OS upgrades but, as usual, there are important catches for this generous appointment.
The commitment only applies to the X series of superior phones and even at that time it will only be launched from July 2021 and so on. This definitely makes the cellphone more interesting for long-term use, but unfortunately it doesn’t say anything about other cellphones that already exist on the market. Not even included Vivo X60 Pro + the picture above which was just launched last March.
To be fair, it is still a big leap for companies that might not have the best track record when it comes to Android updates. OPPO has also been reported to make the same new promise but it applies to a variety of narrower mobile phones, only the X3 series this year.