With the slowdown in smartphone innovation, users are increasingly extending the lifespan of their smartphones as intergenerational improvements are not as significant as they were a few years ago.
For this reason, it is important for manufacturers to provide good support for software updates so that your phone is up to date.
If you’re thinking about getting a new Android smartphone, this user-built table from reddit sample the number of years each manufacturer keeps their high-end devices up to date.
|Position||creator||Maximum number of operating system updates||Maximum number of security updates|
|1||samsung||Four years||5 years|
|1||OnePlus||Four years||5 years|
|1||Oppo||Four years||5 years|
|two||3 years||5 years|
|3||Xiaomi||3 years||Four years|
|4||motorola||3 years||Four years|
|4||me for real||3 years||Four years|
|5||Alive||3 years||3 years|
|5||Nokia/HMD||3 years||3 years|
|6||sony||2 years||3 years|
|7||Honor||2 years||2 years|
|7||to your||2 years||2 years|
|7||TCL||2 years||2 years|
|8||ZTE||1 year||1 year|
Keep in mind that manufacturers distinguish between updates to major Android versions and security patches. In addition, some manufacturers only apply the maximum number of years to their most expensive devices (for example, in the latest Galaxy S, Z, A series in the case of Samsung).