Google pushing for 18 month Android update guarantee

New Android devices from LG, Moto, Samsung, LG and SE will have 18 month software update guarantee

Google has finally realized the root problem with Android, and has worked with its hardware partners to announce that all the new devices from manufacturers like Sony Ericsson, HTC, Samsung, Motorola and LG will receive the latest Android platform upgrades for 18 months after the device is first released. There is another clause too, which might be a little problematic – ‘as long as the hardware allows’.

Hardware manufacturers might use it for their benefit, but we hope they don’t.

Google is also hoping that other hardware will join the ride as well. Currently they are working on guidelines on how fast the software updates will reach consumers, which is surely one major area of concern considering the Samsung Galaxy S update debacle in United States.

Founding Partners of this faster updates group:

Verizon, HTC, Samsung, Sprint, Sony Ericsson, LG, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Motorola and AT&T

 


Post Author: Gaurav Shukla

Gaurav Shukla is the editor of AndroidOS.in. If you'd like to reach him, drop an email at 'gaurav@androidos.in' or connect with him on Twitter (@gauravshukla).

6 thoughts on “Google pushing for 18 month Android update guarantee

    Ranjith Thiru

    (May 11, 2011 - 11:44 am)

    Where is Dell? oh poor Dell…….

      Gaurav Shukla

      (May 11, 2011 - 11:48 am)

      @Ranjth Its not poor Dell, they need to join that group, it’s upto them.

    sandip_2u

    (May 11, 2011 - 11:00 am)

    ha ha, 1 update in 18 months won’t be enough.They need to be frequent and fast.

      Gaurav Shukla

      (May 11, 2011 - 11:47 am)

      @sandip_2u it is not one update, device will get all the Android updates released in those 18 months…

    rohan`

    (May 11, 2011 - 9:57 am)

    hi gaurav, dfo you have any idea till when lg will update the optimus one to 2.3
    thanks

      Gaurav Shukla

      (May 11, 2011 - 12:21 pm)

      @rohan There is nothing official right now, but last time we heard it was May last or early June.

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