In a bid to streamline the process of software updation and lifecycle support, Huawei has stated that it would supply software updates for as long as 24 months from the time of release of a new device.
Confirming this development via a Google Plus post, Huawei's Taylor Wimberly also stated that users can expect a new feature-set a minimum three times within the first 12 months of the launch of the device. Taylor also stated that this process would go on for up to 24 months.
After the 24-month period, Huawei would still support a device by releasing updates with respect to threats/security issues detected.
Huawei's latest update strategy also holds good for the most recent Huawei Honor smartphone, the Honor 8. This handset, pitched as a premium device, comes with the following key technical specifications:
- 5.2-inch AMOLED display having resolution of 1080 x 1920
- Google Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) operating system
- Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 SoC; with Mali-T880 MP4 GPU
- Dual 12 MP rear cameras
- 8 MP front camera
- Dual SIM-card support
- 3 and 4 GB RAM
- 32 and 64 GB internal storage variants
- MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage up to 256 GB
- LTE, HSPA, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
- 3,000 mAh fixed Lithium-Polymer battery.