Qualcomm plans to make updates simpler for Android OEMs

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Android fragmentation is among the many points that customers complain about, which is why corporations making telephones don’t often promise greater than 4-5 years of OS updates. Safety updates are a totally totally different matter and people sometimes go for about 5 years (much more in some circumstances).

That stated, Qualcomm appears to be decided to make it simpler for OEMs to roll out Android updates. The explanation that is accomplished by Qualcomm and never Google is as a result of older chipsets require extra sources and delivering Android updates for these is a really complicated matter.

In an interview with Android Authority, Chris Patrick, SVP and Normal Supervisor of Handsets at Qualcomm, stated that the corporate plans to introduce adjustments to make it simpler for OEMs to replace their older Android telephones.

Principally, the explanation that many occasions Android OS updates are delayed is as a result of chip makers like Qualcomm and MediaTek cease supporting older chipsets. This not solely delays updates, however as a rule it considerably reduces the variety of updates some telephones obtain.

Though Qualcomm claims that it’s not one of many bottlenecks on this sophisticated course of, the US-based chip maker revealed that it’s been working with Google and OEMs “to alter the construction of inline code.” Qualcomm’s official, the corporate will announce one thing on this regard later this yr.

– Chris Patrick, SVP and Normal Supervisor of Handsets at Qualcomm, June 2024

With the upcoming adjustments, OEMs shouldn’t have any points offering Android updates in a well timed trend and for an extended time. Because of Qualcomm’s code optimization, the method of delivering Android updates for OEMs ought to now not be that costly and complex.

As for finish customers, the goal is to have updates popping out sooner and Android gadgets getting assist for extra years. It stays to be seen how these adjustments will have an effect on clients, a minimum of these utilizing Android gadgets outfitted with Qualcomm chipsets.