Last week I posted that Huawei had clarified their software update policy on the Honor 8. This week the Chinese manufacture has added the Honor 5x to the list of devices under the new upgrade policy. That means both of the latest devices, for the next 24 months, will see major and minor updates. It is good news for sure as the Honor 5x has been a popular device (and at $189 unlocked, it’s not hard to see why) and Huawei is doing their part to keep their devices up-to-date.
Well done Huawei.
Here is the rundown of the policy as they posted it on their site:
- From this year 2016, 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 at least 24 months following each product launch.
- We will keep providing access to security and software updates to fix bugs and enhance user experience in a timely manner.
- Beyond this period we will continue to provide updates in response to any threats to user safety and security.
- Our goal is to ensure customers have the best and safest possible experience on their Honor device.
Hopefully with the likes of Huawei and HTC being up front and clear on their upgrade policy, as well as Google on their Nexus devices, we will see other manufactures fall in line and get their current devices updated on a consistent basis.