Despite the fact that majority of entry-level Android powered smartphone makers don’t always guarantee updates over time unless for their own solutions, Google had assured there would be at least 2 years supports and upgrades for Android One users.
While the information of the promise one appeared on Google’s Android One landing page, the information about the guarantee was taken down by the company but it still assured a stunning three years of software updates while users will have to confirm OS policy with their device makers.
Mind you, it wasn’t as bad as when Google pulled the entire Android One page in 2016, but it’s a curious development in any case.
In a statement posted by Google in India Today, the company made the assurance more public and so Android One smartphone users can be rest assured they will be covered over the next couple of years.
We confirm that our promise to provide 2 years of updates on Android One devices still stands and our website design does not impact the promise of this program.
The lack of qualifier to the term “updates” leaves us doubtful, but even with HMD Global being a staunch advocate of Android One with most of its Nokia phones on the program, it takes some time to get the latest OS to all of its devices.