Anonymous, 17 Dec 2020No brand makes you change phone every year. It is users choice. To get phone that is 0,000... moreSure, they totally don't make me. Purposely stop updating a device that literally exists for having timely and regular updates coz our entire lives are on them and having them outdated is not just stupid it's downright irresponsible. Sure, they totally don't with shitty 2 year updates... And then you give examples of microwaves and fridges that literally don't care if they are 1 year old or 10, they perform their primary task equally across their entire life. Same can't be said for a device that literally costs multiples of microwaves or fridges...
Laughs in iOS. (note, I'm not an Apple fan at all but facts are facts)
Anonymous, 17 Dec 2020No brand makes you change phone every year. It is users choice. To get phone that is 0,000... moreTo be fair, smartphone developments are higher on a yearly basis compared to other electronic devices, but of course if it's an expensive high end phone, then there's definitely no major reason to upgrade in just a year, unless the user really has a lot of penny to spend on a new hugh end phone every year.
AnonD-804996, 17 Dec 2020I might this time around as I'm on iOS and vendor of the device at least seems to actuall... moreNo brand makes you change phone every year.
It is users choice.
To get phone that is 0,0001% faster, takes 0,001% better photos and have weaker battery life.
Having android 7, 8 or 9 right now does not make your phone any worse.
People do not buy new TV early.
People do not buy new fridge early.
People do not buy new microwave early.
What's the need to buy new phone early?
Anonymous, 17 Dec 2020I think they should give unlimited android and security updates (unless it really doesn't... moreCustom ROM is lighter than android, loses many features of modified UIs have etc ..
Android 7 or later does not work on 32bit cpu. Few phones with SD801 were going to earn android 7, but could not.
Qualcomm also needs to extend support for each CPU. They do based on how many units of each CPU are sold. The chips from 6xx and 7xx sell much more than 8xx.
This will NEVER end up having the results they claim. No one is ever going to hold device manufacturers accountable. Qualcomm and Google should as a responsibility to their customers however there is no money to be made. So this is largely a hollow gesture to get consumers to feel like the big boys aren't the problem. This is also a two part issue in that Carriers are often directly responsible in the USA for devices not getting security updates or OS Updates to devices.
I think they should give unlimited android and security updates (unless it really doesn't work with the latest android)
The galaxy s3 (back in 2012) is fine with android 11 with a custom rom so there is no good reason to stop updates unless it makes the phone unusable
I hate buying phones every 2 years its a waste of money
Jasson91, 17 Dec 2020Well 3 years update is ok because no one stick with their old device full with scratch more th... moreI might this time around as I'm on iOS and vendor of the device at least seems to actually give a f**k about me as an user. Where Android vendors just want to you to upgrade their expensive devices every year if decision was on them. Luckily Google forces them to do at least 2... Which essentially means Android that ships with it and 1 upgrade. Preferably with months of delays and ending up being really broken and shitty just so you are fed up with it and buy new phone in the end anyway. I generally didn't stay with any Android phone for longer than 2 years because knowing my OS is already out of date and missing things was so stupid and annoying. No such thing with iPhone, even if I miss out some specific things only actual new models get. I still get all the major things and that's enough.
There is some good news though as I've seen news about Google and Qualcomm delivering up to 4 years of updates on new devices. But that's just Google and Qualcomm. How much 3rd party vendors using both will honor this is another matter. At 4 years, I'd be willing to return to Android. I'd still prefer if it was 5 years so you can basically take updates out of equation as something to ever worry about but oh well. I wonder which vendor will be the first to offer 4 years through this...
Well 3 years update is ok because no one stick with their old device full with scratch more than 3 years.
Anonymous, 17 Dec 2020They could do another V20 (world's first Nougat, updated to Pie reluctantly) for the V70.Yes exactly
Not only should it be for the flagship, but do something for the lower tier Android devices as well.
Entry level: 1 OS upgrade + 1 year security fix updates
Lower mid range: 2 OS upgrades + 2 years security fix updates
Upper mid range: 2 OS upgrades + 3 years security fix updates
High end: 3 OS upgrades + 3 to 4 years security fix updates
James Whister, 17 Dec 2020So does that mean flagships will become more expensive from now on?More like Android phones will now be able to hold better resale value than before, as they get another year of active software support from their respective manufacturers.
sadh, 17 Dec 2020Too many devices on Android making even flagship got the updates later on their 2nd and 3rd ma... moreI had 3 iPhones in the past ( iPhone 6 ; 6s plus and iPhone xs ) Oh wow iPhones get so many update ; yeah right...I never noticed anything different after every iOS update ; those updates are useless in general ; the os looks the same in general. Iphones get so many updates just because apple gives you only small updates. This year was the biggest iOS update( widgets on the screen haha from now on iOS users will not get anithyng useful for another 10 years ) On Android you notice from a mile away that you got a major os update ; also you get much more features.
Anonymous, 17 Dec 2020And the funniest thing here is Lg will be the first phone to announce this and last phone to u... moreThey could do another V20 (world's first Nougat, updated to Pie reluctantly) for the V70.
Romeo, 17 Dec 2020iOS 14 is compatible with these devices. Learn more about iPhone Learn more about ... moreI had 3 iPhones in the past ( iPhone 6 ; 6s plus and iPhone xs ) Oh wow iPhones get so many update ; yeah right...I never noticed anything different after every iOS update ; those updates are useless in general ; the os looks the same in general. Iphones get so many updates just because apple gives you only small updates. This year was the biggest iOS update( widgets on the screen haha from now on iOS users will not get anithyng useful for another 10 years ) On Android you notice from a mile away that you got a major os update ; also you get much more features.
most phones that'll have a snapdragon 888 will be flagship and most get 2 3 big updates anyway
"up to 3 Android OS updates"?
So 3 is the upper limit. Knowing the phone makers, there is no lower limit.
Lmao via custom rom you can rock updates android version for 5/6 or even 7 years XD
I just want to know one thing: Is this initiative will be solely dependant on Google, just like their Pixel lineup, or the smartphone OEM is still responsible for the OS update?