Microsoft is committed to supporting its new Android Surface Duo phone with updates for three years. “The Duo Surface will be backed up with security updates and for 3 years,” a Microsoft spokesman said in a statement. Verge.
That means if you buy the $ 1,399 Microsoft Android phone, you are guaranteed to get the latest versions of Android for three years. Of course, this will also include updates to the custom release of Android on Microsoft and the device and any other software upgrades that are likely to be made in the coming months and years.
It coincides with a similar recent commitment by Samsung to provide support for “three generations of Android updates”; for the Galaxy S10 and newer devices (excluding the A series). Three years also coincides with Google’s own support for its Pixel phones. Google provides “at least 3 years since the device first became available in the Google Store” of Android version updates.
It is encouraging to see Google, Microsoft and Samsung all commit to a strong period of Android updates, especially as Android has suffered from challenges with updates and security support over the years. It’s a situation that is improving rapidly, and Android 10 had the fastest adoption speed of any Android version even earlier this year.
Android still lags behind the impressive rate of adoption of Apple iOS versions, for obvious reasons. By ensuring that Microsoft, Google, Samsung, and others live up to their promise of updates, we can be ready to witness Android getting much closer to adopting the iOS update in the coming years.