Google’s Bold Move: Android Updates Will Come Faster 27 by Chit Agustin on May 11, 2011 4:28 am 2 With so many announcements made at Google I/O, one of the most essential was that we, as Android lovers, can benefit from is the announcement of Google’s bold to be working with big time carriers around the US as well as the UK to make guidelines for updates concerning devices. Probably, the question now on your minds is – does this makes sense, and is it a big deal? First off, it absolutely is. Many people have become concerned that they wont receive updates to Android after buying a device, but it looks like Google is on your side. Based on what Google has said, every new device will receive prompt updates to Android for the first 18 months after its launch, and will receive updates thereafter, if the hardware permits it. Meaning to say, your (future) device will not be forsaken after it has been released for only a short span of time. This has been an issue for Android users, and it looks like this is going to change in the imminent future since Android has now ‘leveled up’. Do you think this bold move by Google really makes sense? Thoughts? Let us know in the comments.