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Microsoft’s Surface Duo Android phone will get three years of updates

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Tom Warren
2020-08-13 13:18:55

Microsoft is committing to assist its new Floor Duo Android cellphone with updates for 3 years. “Floor Duo can be supported with OS and safety updates for three years,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in an announcement to The Verge.

This implies should you purchase Microsoft’s $1,399 Android phone, you’re assured to get the newest Android variations for 3 years. Naturally, this may also embrace updates to Microsoft’s customized Android launcher on the system and another software program enhancements which can be prone to be made within the coming months and years forward.

It matches an analogous recent commitment from Samsung to ship assist for “three generations of Android updates” for its Galaxy S10 and newer gadgets (besides the A-series). Three years additionally matches Google’s personal assist for its Pixel telephones. Google gives “at the least three years from when the system first grew to become out there on the Google Retailer” of Android model updates.

Microsoft’s Floor Duo system.
Photograph by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

It’s encouraging to see Google, Microsoft, and Samsung all decide to a stable interval of Android updates, particularly after Android has suffered from challenges with updates and safety assist through the years. It’s a state of affairs that’s quickly enhancing, and Android 10 had the fastest adoption rate of any version of Android but earlier this yr.

Android nonetheless lags behind Apple’s spectacular adoption price of iOS variations, for apparent causes. Offering Microsoft, Google, Samsung, and others persist with their replace guarantees, we may very well be about to witness Android getting quite a bit nearer to iOS replace adoption within the years forward.

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