Xiaomi has made a reputation for itself due to its smartphone’s wonderful bang-for-the-buck ratio. However the place there’s gentle, there’s shadow, and Xiaomi units are normally amongst people who see the fewest Android model upgrades. That is about to alter for the corporate’s upcoming new flagship telephones, to be introduced September 15. Xiaomi has just shared that the 11T and the 11T Professional will get three generations of Android upgrades and 4 years of safety patches, stepping right up to Samsung’s recent commitment.
In distinction to Samsung, which promised to deliver its new replace scheme to units it already launched on the time of the announcement, Xiaomi is taking part in it secure and solely commits to the coverage for its upcoming telephones. At the very least the corporate says it should “additionally consider the opportunity of bringing the prolonged Android system and safety upgrades companies to extra Xiaomi units.”
In any case, the announcement is a major first step for a corporation that is been recognized for gradual and/or non-existing Android updates. It is a sensible transfer, too, because the enterprise is trying to enter the flagship market after focusing totally on entry-level and midrange units prior to now. If Xiaomi pulls by with the dedication, it might even present longer software program updates than Google itself for its Pixel lineup, which is proscribed to three years of software support.
In case issues do not pan out too nicely for Xiaomi’s new replace coverage, the corporate additionally discovered a method out due to a small disclaimer tacked onto its announcement, saying that “The supply of Android working system upgrades and options might fluctuate from gadget to gadget and from market to market. The supply of the replace will rely on quite a lot of elements together with, however not restricted to, the complexity of the replace, native rules, market, and different elements.” Nonetheless, with the promise on the market within the open, we’ll remember to let you recognize if there are any slip-ups (taking a look at you, OnePlus).
A couple of years in the past, most individuals would have laughed for even suggesting that any Android producer would supply longer updates to its telephones than Google, secure for eco-focused corporations like Fairphone, however right here we’re, and I adore it.