Android One phones might not get the promised 2 years of Android OS updates; it was initially promised to offer. Visiting Google’s official Android One website, you would have noticed the words “With Android One, your phone will receive at least two years of OS upgrades to the latest version of Android, and Android security patches.” But, this section about the Android One OS update support has been removed from Android One’s official website. However, the official Nokia website does mention “two years of Android OS upgrades” on Android One supported Nokia smartphones.
According to the website, the Android One devices will get monthly security updates for three years and has no mentions about the guaranteed Android version updates. Is this a sign of Google stopping regular Android updates for Android One devices?
Confirm exact duration of support for phones in your territory with smartphone manufacturer. Monthly security updates to be supported for at least 3 years after initial phone release. Official Android One page quoted
Google has not yet confirmed any claims regarding the discontinuation of regular Android updates. If the rumours are true, then it will be a huge disappointment for the avid Android users who prefer to use the latest versions of Android.
The Android One project was initially designed for first-time smartphone users and with the motive to offer an unmodified Android platform, exactly the way Google intended it to be. The regular Android updates have been the key feature of the Android One devices that tempted the customers to buy it. The Android One is loved by the users as it provides the latest features, consistent user experience and better security offered by the Android updates.
Share your theories about what Google might be planning to do, and would you reconsider buying phones running on Android One if Google decides to discontinue giving regular Android version updates for two years? Let us know.