Smartphones from China are enjoying increasing popularity not only because of the low price. Anyone who knows the smartphone market knows that flagships even from such Chinese market giants as Xiaomi and OnePlus can not compete fully with the top models of Samsung and Apple. However, for many people, a smartphone from China is a good choice, because in addition to good parameters, manufacturers are also looking to provide updates.
It is currently difficult to buy a smartphone at a reasonable price, which will be updated on a regular basis. More and more manufacturers promise at least a 2-year support period and monthly security updates, but they only do so for top-end models. The situation looks much worse among mid-range mobiles. Therefore, smartphones from Xiaomi and OnePlus are so popular. These manufacturers make sure that your phone is equipped with a fast processor, plenty of memory, and keep it up-to-date. Inferior quality materials, waterproof, or camera making worse photos is a secondary issue.
Up to 14 models of smartphones from Xiaomi will get an update to the Android Nougat.
This is good news for people who have decided to buy a phone from this Chinese manufacturer. Android 7.0 Nougat in the coming months will be on:
- Xiaomi Redmi 4X,
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X,
- Xiaomi Mi Max,
- Xiaomi Mi Note 2,
- Xiaomi Mi MIX,
- Xiaomi Mi 4C,
- Xiaomi Mi 4S,
- Xiaomi Mi 5,
- Xiaomi Mi 5s,
- Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus.
Newer models will be upgraded to Android 7.1 Nougat:
- Xiaomi Mi 6,
- Xiaomi Mi Max 2,
- Xiaomi Mi 5c,
- Xiaomi Redmi 4X.
OnePlus has fewer models in their portfolio but also updates them.
Generally, manufacturers who release fewer variants of smartphones are more likely to provide updates. Just the support costs are much lower then. Last year’s OnePlus 3T is currently running under Android Nougat 7.1.1, but this is not the end of the update. Owners of this model should expect a newer version of the operating system later this year. The same applies to the nearly identical OnePlus 3, whose sale has already ended. Rumours have surfaced that OnePlus 2 was due to receive an official update to Nougat. However, the manufacturer denied these reports and clearly stated that the story of this model ends with the Android Marshmallow. OnePlus X and OnePlus One also will not receive any updates.