Oppo promises 4 OS updates, 5 years of security patches for select 2023 flagships
ColorOS 13 was introduced on August 18, and Oppo’s concentrated efforts to deliver it to existing phones made for the fastest rollout of any ColorOS version to date. But this announcement comes with even more exciting news – Oppo will expand software support for select flagships starting in 2023.
The plan is to offer 4 operating system updates and 5 years of security patches for specific premium models. This is consistent with engagement OnePlus done earlier this year. Samsung was the first to offer this update schedule, which it extended again to its 2021 flagships. Google is (embarrassingly) behind with only 3 OS updates and 5 years of patches.
Going back to the current version of the OS, ColorOS 13 has been distributed to 33 Oppo models internationally, more than any previous version (50% more than ColorOS 12, for example). This has allowed it to reach three times more users than ColorOS 12 during the first four months after the reveal (October 11 to February 11 for v12, August 18 to December 18 for v13).
This makes v13 the biggest and fastest rollout of updates in ColorOS history. Congrats Oppo and kudos for the extended software support – hopefully this will put pressure on other manufacturers to go beyond the sadly common 1-2 OS update promises.
If you haven’t tried ColorOS for yourself yet, you can learn more about it from our review.
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