Oppo says new flagship phones will get 4 years of ColorOS updates and 5 years of security patches
Oppo has announced that it will offer four years of Android updates with its ColorOS interface for select smartphone models due to arrive in 2023. The Chinese smartphone maker will also offer five years of security patches for these handsets. While the names of the smartphone models receiving additional OS updates have not been revealed by the company, it is confirmed that they will be coming to some of the company’s flagship phones. This will be big news as many popular smartphone companies still offer up to three years of OS updates.
The company said in a press release that it will deliver four years of ColorOS and five years of security updates to “select flagship models in 2023.” The company says it wants its users to keep their devices longer and therefore the new update policy will bring more durable and stable smart experiences to global users.
This means that owners of Oppo’s next flagship handsets will get an additional year of OS updates, improved performance and security patches on top models. Right now, the company is offering three ColorOS updates and four years of security updates for its current flagship models.
Oppo unveiled its ColorOS 13 update based on Android 13 in August. Since then, no less than 33 smartphone models have received the update globally, according to the official statement, which claims that more than 50% of handset models were compatible with ColorOS 13 compared to the previous version. The update has arrived with a host of new features such as smart AOD, multi-screen login and home screen management.
Recently, OnePlus also announced four years of OS updates and 5 years of security updates for some of its select phones coming in 2023. Apart from that, Samsung is also offering four years of updates. major Android upgrades for the Samsung Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy Fold 3 and Galaxy Fold 4 phones. However, Google is still lagging behind in offering three years of operating system and five years of security updates for its flagship Pixel series 7 recently launched.