Oppo has announced that it will offer four OS updates and five security updates for some of its 2023 flagship models. Oppo will offer four ColorOS updates and continue to offer security patches for the next 5 years starting 2023 for select upcoming flagship models. However, Oppo hasn’t specifically mentioned the Android updates.
Some of the flagship Oppo smartphones from next year will offer four major Android updates and five years of security updates. Now, while Oppo has promised four major ColorOS updates starting with ColorOS 13, it does not necessarily mean four years of Android updates. This could also mean major updates of each ColorOS version, which can also be done multiple times a year.
ColorOS 13 was rolled out in August and came as the quickest Android update on any Oppo smartphone so far. Now, Oppo announced this new update schedule which matches its sister brand Oneplus’s recently-changed update schedule.
Like Oppo, OnePlus also recently promised four major Android updates and five years of security updates for some of its 2023 flagship smartphones. It is not confirmed which smartphones specifically will come with the new update schedule, but the upcoming OnePlus 11 series could be the first ones to offer four major system updates.
Before Oppo and OnePlus, Samsung had last year promised four major Android updates on Samsung smartphones, along with five years of security updates. This is more than Google’s own commitment of three major Android updates, with five years of security updates for the Google Pixel smartphones.