Sony’s new policy: two years of software support for the premium range
“We aim to support all premium-end devices with the latest Android updates for two years after the launch of the device. We may decide not to upgrade a mid-range or entry-level device if the tests do not meet our standards and we feel that the hardware is not capable of providing a stable user experience. With these words they report from Sony of its plans, in general lines, for its new launches starting in 2018.
It should be understood that it refers mainly to updates greater than Android. With regard to security patches, from Sony they assure that it is a continuous initiative and that its objective is to protect against the latest threats and vulnerabilities. There will be three types of patches: those of Android security that provides Google month-to-month, some from third-party software, and some with device-specific issues Xperia. However, no specific dates or rhythms are offered, and it is ensured that the timing will vary by device and timing. What is established is that these security measures can be served to the user individually or as part of a major Android update.
These are the devices that will receive patches for Meltdown and Specter
Meltdown and Specter are two recent vulnerabilities that affect the CPUs of the devices we use every day. Since Sony have ensured that the following devices will receive specific patches to protect themselves from both, but they do not set times beyond “in process” and that the patches will be dated January 5, 2018:
Thanks to these new clarifications by Sony, it is clear to the user that he is planning to buy a new device until when he will receive support. It is an element that many potential buyers will need to take into account when deciding on a new terminal.