Smartphone makers appear to have lastly wised up and seen how necessary software program updates are to customers as of late. Many customers have roughly understood by now that up to date software program is, most of the time, safer software program. In fact, committing publicly and truly following by with these guarantees are two various things, nevertheless it’s nonetheless commendable that Microsoft is promising to assist the Floor Duo 2 with software program updates for a minimum of three years.
Prior to now, OEMs have adopted a seemingly arbitrary two-year interval for smartphone software program updates, nearly matching the customary two-year service guarantee overlaying these units. Issues have happily improved over the previous few years, with producers embracing longer intervals of assist. That mentioned, the bulk nonetheless promise solely two years of main Android updates with three years of safety updates, normally delivered month-to-month.
The latter is the components that Microsoft will likely be utilizing for the Floor Duo 2, based on Android Authority. Whereas it’s not the beneficiant four-year promise that the likes of Samsung and Google give, it’s nonetheless higher than no public dedication in any respect. This manner, the general public might additionally maintain the corporate accountable.
Then once more, that is the very same promise that Microsoft made for the primary Floor Duo, and there are some misgivings in that regard. The promise to assist a cellphone for 3 years doesn’t precisely embrace the frequency nor the punctuality of these updates. It was a typical tactic earlier than to delay updates for thus lengthy that the 2 years are over earlier than a second Android improve might truly be rolled out.
The Floor Duo 2 launches with Android 11, however solely Microsoft is aware of when it should get Android 12, which is popping out subsequent month. The OG Floor Duo launched with Android 10 and has but to obtain Android 11, one thing that Microsoft promised can be arriving earlier than the yr is over.