OnePlus has extended its smartphone update guarantee by a year, now guaranteeing four years of major OS upgrades and five years of security patches.
This strategy mirrors Samsung’s in terms of timeline, albeit Samsung provides monthly security updates, whereas OnePlus does not.
Google wins in this category because it is the only Android business that provides an Apple-like upgrade experience with day-one updates.
OnePlus changed its OS strategy one month before the release of the OnePlus 10, claiming that it would abandon the unified Oppo skin.
One month is insufficient time to make significant changes, so it’s difficult to say what the company’s actual Android design strategy is.