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Motorola backtracks on its uninspiring update promises for the Edge 20 series

Motorola backtracks on its uninspiring update promises for the Edge 20 series

Motorola begrudgingly promised two OS upgrades for its flagship phone for last year, the Edge+, after saying it would only put up for one. Today, in an public relations chain of communication gone wrong, it basically did the same thing for its new Edge 20 series.

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Google and Qualcomm's big update announcement isn't what it seems — here's what you need to know

Google and Qualcomm's big update announcement isn't what it seems — here's what you need to know

Today, Google and Qualcomm announced what seemed like a big improvement to updates for Android smartphones. The headlines (ours included! We were confused, too) largely read as though Android phones with Qualcomm chipsets would now receive "four years" of Android updates, an additional year on top of what manufacturers like Google and now Samsung have offered on their top-tier smartphones. Except, that's not actually what it said.

After speaking with both Google and Qualcomm (and chatting with AP alumnus Ron Amadeo), I received confirmation of what I suspected was the point of confusion about today's news, and that, in fact, very little is changing if you have a Google Pixel or high-end Samsung smartphone.

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