At the Australian launch event for the new Find X3 series of phones we asked OPPO representatives some important questions about future software updates for their new flagship devices.
Asked how many years of regular (at least every 3 months) of security updates are guaranteed for these new phones, OPPO Australia’s response was:
For the security patch updates, currently, OPPO will cover at least 2 years of updates for all models.
When asked how many years/numbers of new Android OS version updates are guaranteed? Eg 2 years or perhaps the 2 versions 12 and 13, their representative said:
OPPO works closely with Google to guarantee ColorOS versions keep up with each year’s newest Android version, in addition to that there’ll be slightly adjusted versions such as ColorOS 11.* depending on product strategy.OPPO’s general policy for software updates is to guarantee at least two newest Android versions for each device (e.g. If a device launched with Android 11, we would keep updating to Android 13.)
Samsung now offers 4 years of security updates on their Galaxy phones. Google guarantee 3 years of updates for their Pixel phones.
If OPPO is pricing their premium phones at a level approaching Samsung flagship phones should they match the 4 year security updates guarantee as well?
Please let us know what you think in the comments.