Vivo, the smartphone brand owned by BBK, has announced that its flagship X-series smartphones are eligible for the Major Android Operating system upgrades and Security updates since three years.
However, this applies to “selected models that will be launched on the market after July 2021”. Hence the current models of the X series – Vivo X60 Pro +, Vivo X60 Pro, Vivo X60, Vivo X50, Vivo X50 Pro and Vivo X21 – which are available in India – are not part of this commitment.
“The models of the Premium X series that are not approved will continue to be received on a regular basis Android security updates“Said Vivo.
The company also confirmed that the directive covers future cell phones in the Indian, European and Australian markets.
OnePlus, another BBK smartphone brand, has been offering important security updates for smartphones in India for three years.
After ignoring it for years, regular security updates have become increasingly a parameter that smartphone brands are attaching increasing importance to.
Only last month, the South Korean technology brand LG confirmed that it will provide future Android updates for their smartphones despite the exit.
The company confirmed that the LG Velvet, LG Wing, and G and V series will receive three Android updates starting in 2019 or later from the year of their release. On the other hand, some 2020 models like the LG Stylo and K are getting two software updates.
Samsung also announced earlier this year that it will offer four years of security updates for many of its Android devices, as well as three years of critical operating system updates.