Microsofts Surface Duo device.Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales/ The Verge.
Microsoft is committing to support its new Surface Duo Android phone with updates for three years. “Surface Duo will be supported with OS and security updates for 3 years,” states a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The Verge
This suggests if you buy Microsofts $1,399 Android phone, youre guaranteed to get the current Android versions for 3 years. Naturally, this will also consist of updates to Microsofts customized Android launcher on the device and any other software application enhancements that are most likely to be made in the coming months and years ahead.
It matches a comparable recent dedication from Samsung to provide support for “three generations of Android updates” for its Galaxy S10 and newer devices (except the A-series). Three years also matches Googles own assistance for its Pixel phones. Google offers “at least 3 years from when the gadget first appeared on the Google Store” of Android version updates.
Its encouraging to see Google, Microsoft, and Samsung all dedicate to a strong duration of Android updates, specifically after Android has struggled with difficulties with updates and security assistance throughout the years. Its a scenario thats quickly improving, and Android 10 had the fastest adoption rate of any variation of Android yet previously this year.
Android still drags Apples outstanding adoption rate of iOS versions, for apparent factors. Offering Microsoft, Google, Samsung, and others stick to their upgrade promises, we could be about to witness Android getting a lot closer to iOS update adoption in the years ahead.