Oppo, on the other hand, does better than Google for Android updates

Samsung is no longer alone in offering 4 years of updates. After OnePlus, it is unsurprisingly Oppo’s turn to follow suit. Another blow for Google.

Oppo On The Other Hand Does Better Than Google For

Already very popular in China, Oppo continues to make a name for itself in the rest of the world, including France. Not only are its products of very good quality (Oppo Find X5 Pro received the Frandroid Tech Award for the best smartphone 2022), but it is also a brand that listens to its community and develops its software according to collected opinions.

In the last few months, the brand has implemented ColorOS 13, its software version of Android 13, and many smartphones have already received their update. Even better: Oppo is announcing today to go to four years of updates.

Oppo on Samsung level

Right now, most smartphone manufacturers promise three years of major updates and up to four years of security updates, at least for the most prominent phones. It’s a point often paralleled by iOS updates that typically take iPhones through five generations of the system.

In 2021, Samsung announced that some of its most popular smartphones would now get four years of major updates and five years of security updates. Recently, OnePlus has adapted to this policy. It is therefore not surprising to see Oppo now following suit, the two Chinese brands sharing the same software base.

The series and models affected by this policy change are not yet detailed at this time.

Google lags behind

It is therefore the third Android brand to offer up to four years of major updates on a range of phones. For its part, Google, which still develops Android, settles for three major updates on its Pixels and five years of security updates.

This in itself is sufficient in many situations, but very damaging to Google’s brand image, which should be the best at this point. That a brand spends a lot of energy and resources to ensure another year is a thorn in the side. Three brands, it becomes more than disturbing.


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