Android smartphones, generally, are supported for less time than iPhones: among the manufacturers most attentive to this aspect, however, we find Realme, which is preparing to announce support for up to 4 years for some top-of-the-range smartphones, Realme has jumped on the bandwagon of offering more OS updates for its devices, starting with the Realme GT 2 and GT 2 Pro.
Realme has already wrapped up its launch event of the year for flagships, where the Chinese firm unveiled 2 new devices: the Realme GT 2 and GT 2 Pro. One of the most exciting announcements (at least for us) came at the end of the event when Realme said they are committing to delivering 3 major Android OS updates and 4 years of security patches to the Realme GT 2 Series. Currently, it will not commit itself to delivering this level of software support to any other device. That means that Realme will finally offer the same level of software support as Samsung offers for its Galaxy phones. (Recently changed the update policy) Read more These Devices Won’t Update To Realme UI 3.0 [Android 12]
Realme Update Policy:
The Realme GT 2 and Realme GT 2 Pro will all ship with Realme’s Realme UI 3.0 software based on Android 12. Before today’s announcement, we would expect Realme to upgrade each of these devices to Android 13 and then Android 14. Now, we can expect Realme to provide updates all the way to Android 15. Realme didn’t explicitly name which upcoming budget or midrange devices this policy applies to. Read more August 2022 security update rolled out for Realme X7, V15, and Q2 Pro
In fact, some internal company messages read that the devices we are about to list will receive three major Android updates (i.e. updates to the new version of the operating system) and will also be supported by security updates for 4 years. For example, Realme GT 2 will be released with Android 12, but will also see Android 13, 14, and 15. Read more Check Out Realme UI 3.0 Special Features Options
These are the smartphones that will be supported for the longest time:
- Realme GT 2
- Realme GT 2 Pro (Realme GT 2 Pro: Android 13 Early Access Beta Released [Register Now])
- Realme GT 2 Master Edition
- Realme GT Neo 2
- Realme GT Neo 3
Realme should formalize everything within a few days (probably already during the presentation of Realme GT 2 Series) and we hope that the list can be extended as much as possible by including medium-range smartphones.