Vivo has introduced that it will provide three years of main Android OS updates for a few of its smartphones — following within the footsteps of HMD Global and Samsung. Although the Chinese firm has not revealed the names of the fashions, it specified that choose fashions from its flagship X-series will likely be eligible for 3 years of OS updates. The new coverage will cowl the Australian, European, and Indian markets, the corporate stated in a press assertion.
Instead of promising updates for all its latest and upcoming fashions, Vivo said that three years of main Android OS and safety updates will attain its next-generation flagship X-series that may launch someday after July 2021. This is much like how HMD Global final month promised to supply three years of OS updates to its Nokia X telephones.
Last 12 months, Samsung additionally introduced that it’ll seed three “generations” of Android OS updates to its gadgets. The South Korean firm, nevertheless, has an inventory of near 40 gadgets which are eligible beneath its three-year updates’ dedication.
Vivo has promised that its premium X-series fashions that aren’t eligible for 3 years of Android OS upgrades will proceed to obtain common Android safety updates.
“Featuring top of the line hardware, the X series flagship phones are built to last – and we want to make sure that our customers get software support that lives up to their expectations,” said Yujian Shi, Senior Vice President and CTO of Vivo, in the statement. “We always innovate with the user in mind. With this pledge, we are making a promise to our customers that they will be able to enjoy a premium smartphone experience for an extended period and continue to benefit from the latest software features.”
Vivo is but to disclose particulars about its new X-series telephones. Nevertheless, the hearsay mill just lately suggested that the Vivo X70 Pro+ could be one of the upcoming models. It appeared online with a 4,500mAh battery and 66W fast charging support. The smartphone is also rumoured to have a 1/1.28-inch sensor backed by Zeiss optics, and include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC.
Which is the bestselling Vivo smartphone in India? Why has Vivo not been making premium phones? We interviewed Vivo’s director of brand strategy Nipun Marya to find out, and to talk about the company’s strategy in India going forward. We discussed this on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is out there on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts.