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Qualcomm plans to make the Android update process smoother

Qualcomm plans to make the Android update process smoother
Qualcomm plans to make the Android update process smoother

Android smartphone manufacturers have been able to improve their software update process in recent years. Many brands have extended the years of software update support they offer for their devices. Companies like Samsung and Google now promise up to seven years of Android update support for select phones. Now, chipset maker Qualcomm plans to make the Android update process smoother in the near future.

Qualcomm recognizes that delivering the latest Android updates to OEMs is a complex process

In a recent interview with Android Authority, Chris Patrick, Qualcomm’s SVP and General Manager of Handsets, said that Android updates are a major problem for the company. Qualcomm admits that it is “very expensive and very complicated” for OEMs to get the latest Android and security updates to consumers. The company is working on a solution to improve this situation.

Patrick mentioned that he doesn’t believe Qualcomm is the main bottleneck for Android update issues. The chipset maker has been working on a solution to make things easier for quite some time. “One of the things we’ve been working on with Google and the OEMs over the last few years is changing the structure of the inline code – sort of the machinery for doing these updates,” he told the publication.

Code optimization for smoother Android updates has been underway for years, and a solution from the chipset maker will certainly make it easier for OEMs to deliver the latest Android updates. We could see longer Android and security update support for devices with older Qualcomm chipsets in the future.

Qualcomm could make some announcements on this topic at the upcoming IFA or Snapdragon Summit

The Qualcomm executive did not provide many details about what’s coming. However, he did hint that the company will announce “something” on the subject “later this year.” There is a possibility that we will see a solution from the brand regarding Android updates at the upcoming IFA in early September.

The source also suggests that the chipset maker might make some announcements at the annual Snapdragon Summit in October. At the event, the company will also unveil its upcoming flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4. It will power the latest high-end products from major OEMs like Samsung, Xiaomi, and OnePlus.

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