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Good news: Google has just signed a new collaboration with Qualcomm, the main supplier of smartphone chips.
And this new collaboration will allow Android devices to enjoy OS updates for longer.
A device running Android 11 will thus be able to receive versions 12, 13 and 14 of Android.
In addition to enjoying new versions of Google's operating system for longer, smartphones will also be able to benefit from security updates for longer.
Right now, when consumers buy a smartphone, they can be sure that they can enjoy the next version of Android.
For security updates, Google follows up for three years.
An agreement that benefits consumers
The new collaboration between Google and Qualcomm is therefore a good thing for consumers since they will be able to benefit from four versions of Android, and security updates for four years.
Note that this new policy only applies to new Android smartphones and tablets purchased in early 2021. Devices already released will therefore not benefit from it.
In addition, this will only affect devices equipped with the next generation of chip developed by Qualcomm;
the Snapdragon 888.
Consumers will be able to find this chip in OnePlus' next smartphone, the Model 9, as well as in Xiaomi's Mi 11 Pro.
Both are expected to hit the market in early 2021.
LG, Motorola and Oppo should also integrate this chip in their smartphones.
As for Samsung, this should be done on a case-by-case basis since the Korean manufacturer juggles its own chips and those of Qualcomm.
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