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- Oppo updates will now be available for three years for the just launched Oppo Find X3 series.
- This is a year longer than what Oppo had previously promised. However, note that this only applies to security updates, not Android upgrades.
- It doesn’t quite match Samsung’s update promise, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
In the Android world, Samsung is now the benchmark for Android updates. For almost all of its phones, the company offers three versions of Android. In the fourth year, the company will continue to provide security updates on a quarterly basis. After that, the phone officially loses all support.
It looks like some Oppo updates could come closer to this standard set by Samsung. According to Android planet, The Oppo Find X3 series will now have three years of software support. It’s not as good as Samsung’s promise, as phones would only see two Android upgrades in that three-year period. However, it is certainly a step in the right direction.
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For clarity, the Find X3 series currently includes Find X3 Neo, Find X3 Lite, and Find X3 Pro. The vanilla Find X3 is currently only available in China, but it would obviously see the same update schedule as the others.
Unfortunately, other Oppo phones – including last year’s flagship, the Oppo Find X2 Pro – will only see the usual two years of updates.
According to Android planet, Oppo is hoping that the updates will come even longer for the Find X3 series. However, the company is still experimenting with its systems to determine if four years of updates – and, in theory, three Android upgrades – are achievable.