Although Android is extremely popular among Android manufacturers, the overwhelming popularity also means increased confusions regarding major updates. While most of the companies update their devices, sometimes it takes months for users to receive updates with sometimes it’s unclear if a smartphone manufacturer will even roll out update to selected device. However, in recent times, some of the manufacturers have started disclosing their policies to let users know about potential updates beforehand. And now, Sony has joined these smartphone makers to announce general policy regarding major Android update.
This latest report comes via Xperia Blog which reported that Sony will soon provide Android update for premium Android device for two years. However, at the moment, it is unclear if the same policy will apply to entry and mid-range devices. The company said, “We may choose not to upgrade a mid-range or entry-level device if testing does not meet our exacting standards and we feel the hardware isn’t capable of delivering a stable user experience.”
While it’s unclear if Sony will provide Android update for entry and mid-level devices, the company noted that mid-range and entry-level smartphones will get security updates in a timely manner. The latest news comes as the company recently announced that it has patched most of the current smartphones to secure them from Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.