If you are considering a Huawei Honor device as your next Android phone, there is some good news for you today. Taylor Wimberly, the eCommerce Customer Acquisition Manager for the company here in the US, posted on his Google+ account some exciting news around support for Honor devices. In essence, if you buy one, you are going to be supported with software updates – minor and major – for up to 24 months.
From this year we are making a commitment to provide customers with access to new features (at least once every three months during the first 12 months) for up to 24 months following each product launch.
This is great news as one of the biggest problems in Androidville is device updates from manufactures. Huawei is giving it a good effort and that should make you more confident in buying their devices.
In a nutshell, here is what Huawei plans on doing for support of their Honor devices.
- One new update at a minimum with new features every three months for the first year after launch
- Up to 24 months of feature updates after launch
- Security and software updates delivered in a timely manner
- Beyond the first 24 months, safety and security updates to be provided
This new program starts with the Honor 8 going forward so for those with older Honor devices, sorry, it doesn’t apply.
With the commitment, Huawei joins the ranks of HTC, Samsung and LG on getting timely security updates out to their devices and while time will tell if it makes a material (bottom line) boost, it is certainly a factor to consider as you look for your next flagship device.