At the same time as the international launch of ColorOS 12 beta, Oppo also unveiled its plans for product support.
Once again, the current topic is product support, with more and more manufacturers declaring their vision for upgrades and product lifecycles, in which Google could be the market leader after the introduction of the Pixel 6 series. Not official yet, but according to information received so far Google is thinking about security updates on a five-year cycle and will provide four of the major versions, so the Pixel 6 models introduced with Android 12 will close the major version updates on Android 16.
A Samsung it takes four years with three major versions, and Nokia only has two generations of Android with three years of security support, but they typically cover the entire product portfolio, including the cheapest models. Oppo has taken the opportunity to announce a new strategy for ColorOS 12 based on Android 12, which differentiates according to product positioning, with the most serious support obviously going to top models.
For Oppo devices released in 2019 and beyond, the manufacturer guarantees three Android updates for the high-end Find X devices, two Android updates for the Reno / F / K series and some A-series models, and one Android update for the A-series small memory models. In addition to major updates, Oppo will provide regular security fixes for the Find X Series for four years and for the Reno / F / K / A Series for three years.