Sony's official policy: premium models get Android software updates for two years
by Alan Friedman / Feb 01, 2018, 9:19 PM
Before the release of Sony's policy today, Google was the only company willing to reveal how long customers could expect Android updates to continue for on its phones. The Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL will both be updated for three years from the date of their launch. That means that both stock Android phones will continue to receive the latest Android build through October, 2020.
Sony also says that the following models are going to receive the Android security patch dated 2018-01-05, which will protect these devices from the Meltdown and Spectre flaws:
- Xperia XA1
- Xperia XA1 Ultra
- Xperia L1
- Xperia XA1 Plus
- Xperia XA2
- Xperia XA2 Ultra
- Xperia L2
- Xperia X Performance
- Xperia X
- Xperia X Compact
- Xperia XZ
- Xperia XZ Premium
- Xperia XZs
- Xperia XZ1
- Xperia XZ1 Compact
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Could have made it atleast 3.
posted on Feb 01, 2018, 10:33 PM 0
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Well at least it's better than other manufacturer (excluding Google) that support only 18 months.
posted on Feb 01, 2018, 10:53 PM 3
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This is about the only area I envy iPhone users over. I'm not even that interested in new features, just bug and security fixes.
posted on Feb 02, 2018, 12:20 AM 0
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IMO if any OEM sends 2 years of SO versions is okay. And at least one more year of security. 5 years of new SO: they cant give you guarantee your device will still be as fast as it was after 1 or 2 updates. On internet you find iphone users that say their phones are still good after 3-4 updates. Other users say not to update more than 2 if you want it fast..
posted on Feb 02, 2018, 4:16 AM 0
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It's not clear what 2-year period means. How many updates and how soon to get the latest update are both critical.
posted on Feb 02, 2018, 12:56 AM 0
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It means XZ1's last update will be in Q4 2019 while Q2 2018 is the X and XP's last update
posted on Feb 02, 2018, 5:05 AM 0
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