If there’s one thing where Android OEMs clearly fall short against the iOS and entire Apple ecosystem then it …Read More
If there’s one thing where Android OEMs clearly fall short against the iOS and entire Apple ecosystem then it is software updates. Although OEMs like Samsung and OnePlus are trying their best to push at least two years of Android updates but many still lag behind Apple. Microsoft with its upcoming Surface Duo smartphone is pushing the limit to three years. Microsoft confirmed this to Android Authority that its upcoming foldable will support Android updates and security patches for three years.
Well, this seems to be a big commitment considering it to be Microsoft’s first Android device in the market. Also, for the price buyers will at least expect to see this kind of support in the long run. This kind of commitment also brings Microsoft in-line with top Android OEMs such as Samsung Galaxy S and Note series smartphones, Pixel phones and OnePlus.
According to Android Authority’s report, users usually expect at least three years of software support on their smartphones. Some even think that this limit should be extended to five.
Now, we should be aware of the fact that the foldable phone is going to launch with Android 10 operating system out-of-the-box and recent reports have suggested that Microsoft has already started working on Android 11 update for the Surface Duo. The leaks further suggest that the company might release the update within a couple of months after the launch.
For those unaware, Surface Duo is Microsoft’s first attempt in the Android smartphone space. It’s a foldable device that features two 5.6-inch displays and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 process paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage.