OnePlus 12 will get only 5 years of Android updates


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Google and then Samsung promised seven years of Android updates and seven years of security updates for the Pixel 8 phones and Galaxy S24 series, respectively. These guarantees are unprecedented. The best Android vendors could do before the Pixel 8 was four years of Android updates, and it was Samsung leading the charge, by the way. While it’s a great talking point, especially since it beats Apple’s iPhone updates, I explained more than once why the promise of seven years of Android updates is somewhat misleading. Apple has never guaranteed software updates for any of its iPhone models. But it...