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Honor commits to at least 24 months of update support for new and existing devices
New smartphones that pack attractive builds and neat components are always exciting for tech enthusiasts like ourselves. But it often is the case that once we get our hands on said phone and spend good time with it, the software experience can end up determining our ultimate satisfaction or remorse. Particularly, it’s frustrating when companies don’t give software updates the priority they deserve and that we want.
Fortunately, if you’re a fan of Honor’s developments as of late (Huawei’s sub-brand), the company has just voiced its recognition over the importance of keeping software up to date. In an announcement dropped in the Honor Google+ page, a commitment to software updates for ‘up to 24 months following each product launch’ was outlined. It goes on to explain that the updates won’t just be security improvements and bug fixes, but new features as well, ‘at least once every three months during the first 12 months.’
Honor just launched the premium, affordable, US-bound Honor 8 smartphone, so this news is meant to be in conjunction with the promising release. You can now add reliable software updates as another plus to the phone’s value. The word was meant specifically for the Honor brand, so we don’t know if Huawei will adopt the same philosophy itself.
Now if only the big names in Android would join in as well. Are timely software updates a significant selling point to any Honor fans out there? Who’s planning to give the Honor 8 a shot?