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- Oppo has introduced a revised replace coverage for upcoming flagship telephones.
- The corporate says it’ll now provide 4 ‘main Colour OS updates’ and 5 years of safety patches.
- It’s unclear if the corporate will provide 4 Android model upgrades or 4 Colour OS pores and skin updates.
Oppo announced a brand new replace coverage simply over a 12 months in the past, pledging three main OS updates and 4 years of safety patches for Discover X collection flagships. Now, the corporate has introduced a revised coverage for flagship telephones.
Extra particularly, the Chinese language smartphone model stated it now ensures 4 main Color OS updates and 5 years of safety patches for customers. It additionally famous that this utilized to “chosen flagship fashions” beginning in 2023.
Oppo certainly confirmed to Android Authority that this coverage solely applies to future flagship gadgets launching subsequent 12 months. So Find X5 Pro and Find N house owners aren’t included on this new pledge.
Android OS or Colour OS updates?
It’s curious to see Oppo particularly saying it ensures 4 main “Colour OS” updates slightly than 4 main Android model updates. When the corporate introduced a revised improve coverage a 12 months in the past, it specifically noted that it was providing three main “Android model” updates.
This is a vital distinction, as we’ve seen some firms like Xiaomi improve their software program overlay whereas leaving the underlying Android model intact. So Oppo pledging to supply 4 main Colour OS updates means it may theoretically solely provide one or two Android model upgrades however delivers 4 Colour OS updates. For what it’s price, the corporate certainly gives incremental Colour OS releases corresponding to Colour OS 12.1 and 11.1 that don’t leap to new Android variations.
We’ve nonetheless requested Oppo to make clear whether or not the pledge certainly covers Colour OS updates or the underlying Android model. We’ll replace the article if/when the corporate will get again to us.
In any other case, we’re glad to see the corporate providing 5 years of safety patches. This matches Samsung and Google, whereas additionally matching OnePlus after it introduced a revised upgrade policy earlier this month as effectively. However we hope to see the BBK model convey its older replace coverage (three OS updates, 4 years of safety patches) to mid-range telephones.