Vivo X60 series Android 12, 13 & 14 allegedly on cards as brand ambassador assures 3 years of update support
We are seeing a general push in the Android smartphone market as major OEMs are committing to support their devices for a little longer.
This is commendable as it assures users of continued support well into the life of the device, allowing them to squeeze a little more use out of their devices.
Yesterday, we saw Vivo, the BBK-owned Chinese giant, coming out to join the ever-growing list of OEMs by promising 3 years of major Android updates to its premium X-line of devices.
A welcome move in this current industry setup where new premium devices come with way too much power and remain very capable and relevant even after that extended period.
Along with yesterday’s announcement, it was made clear that this would affect new Vivo X-series devices launched after June 2021.
In an interesting twist, it looks as though the current X-series devices from Vivo, the Vivo X60 line of devices, are also eligible for this 3 years of update treatment.
A Vivo Brand Ambassador has been quoted on Twitter clarifying that indeed, the lineup which includes the Vivo X60, X60 Pro, X60 Pro+, X60t, and the China-specific X60 Pro are all in line for new Android versions up to Android 14.
there are going to be 3 years regular update for Vivo X60 series. And for iQOO Gagan can tell answer.
To be clear though, there is a little confusion as to what these 3 years of updates mean. We can confirm that this means 3 new versions of Android and an unconfirmed extra year of security patches.
Now, seeing OEMs committing to changes like these could mean that they have now become aware of the overkill nature of the latest smartphone chips and the potential they hold long term.
It is really encouraging to see more and more Android phone-makers hopping onto this update train as this has the potential of making Android a far more formidable competitor to Apple’s iOS on this front.
For the uninitiated, Apple offers full software support to its iPhones for up to 5 years. By comparison, it has been commonplace on the Android side of things for devices to only get 2 years of major Android updates.
We shall continue to keep an eye on this and update as and when we get more info so stay tuned.
Many thanks to one Kaushik for the tip! You’re awesome!
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