+ Friday September 20th, 2019

Google’s commitment to two years of software updates for Android One remains unchanged. This is despite removing the actual commitment from the public-facing Android One website.

The original text on the Android One website was unambiguous. “With Android One, your phone will receive at least two years of OS upgrades to the latest version of Android. That means access to the latest innovations and a phone that always runs as smoothly as the day you bought it.”

However, in the last couple of days, this wording disappeared. Google has kept the commitment to three years of security updates, but made no mention of major OS updates.

As you’d imagine, the two years of promised OS updates (basically, two major Android OS releases) is a huge selling point for Android One devices. Backtracking away from that commitment would be a really terrible idea.

For now, it looks as if the change is superficial only. India Today reports Google has not changed its actual commitment. They reported this statement from Google:

“We confirm that our promise to provide 2 years of updates on Android One devices still stands and our website design does not impact the promise of this program.”

This statement is as close to official as we’ve seen. Given any change to Android One would be quite surprising, this statement is reassuring.

Android Go capably takes care of the budget to lower-mid range market. Android One has the ability to provide a pure, fast and updated experience on mid range to even premium smartphones. We’re excited to see what manufacturers do with Android One next year.

Via: XDA.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Very informative article and excellent website !

Mark
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Yeah, iOS supported for years and years. Except when they implement battery killing software, and speed draining code implementations.

But hey, live in a closed world wearing blindfolds, what more do you expect?

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Hha what’s so funny in that? Ios runs only on iPhones so it s easier to provide updates to the phones and it can be provided as long as possible. But android is run in different companies and when Google passes the new software to diff. Companies they will be having many phones to provide the update so they can’t provide software updates to a mobile More than 2 years👍🙁

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“IOS 12 supports phones as far back as 2013 – that’s 5 years back”

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IOS 12 supports phones as far back as 2013 – that’s 5 years back.

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But Apple causes those older devices to slow down so much they are useless.

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