When Google introduced the Android One platform, it guaranteed that devices on this platform will have at least two years of system upgrade support. Now, Google has quietly expunged some texts from its official website related to the two years support for Android One devices.
The original text on the Android One website was unambiguous. “With Android One, your phone will receive at least two years of OS upgrades to the latest version of Android. That means access to the latest innovations and a phone that always runs as smoothly as the day you bought it.”
A Reddit user recently spotted the text removal from Google’s official website and this has raised concerns in the rumor mill. As of now, there is no confirmation as to why the phrase was expunged but it means one of two things. It is either the text removal was a simple mistake or Google is no longer interested in providing two years system support for Android One devices.
It now appears that only the Pixel smartphones are covered by the two-year guarantees. If this turns out to be true, it’s going to be a huge disappointment for many manufacturers and users. If this turns out to be true, it is logical to reason that existing devices will still get the initially listed two-years support but new devices won’t. As of now, Google has not released an official statement to this effect. We will keep you informed as events unfold.