14 October 2016
UPDATE (August 24th, 2016):
Huawei's sub-brand Honor has added a Software Update Policy section under Help Topics on its official website. The section includes points which will help Honor users get an idea of what to expect when it comes to software updates for their phones. Most of these points are the same which we reported about (read below).
But the important thing to note here is that Honor has now added the Honor 5X to the supported devices which will be getting regular updates for 24 months. It is the second smartphone to be included in the last after the Honor 8. You can visit the section by clicking the source section below.
Huawei has announced that its Honor customers will get software updates for new products for up to 24 months.
The company says in a blog post, "From this year we are making a commitment to provide customers with access to new features (at least once every three months during the first 12 months) for up to 24 months following each product launch. We will keep providing access to security and software updates to fix bugs and enhance user experience in a timely manner".
Huawei adds that they will keep adding new software updates for users, even beyond the 24 month period in case of any new security threats.
Huawei which recently announced the $400 flagship smartphone Honor 8 in the US market, had stated aggressive goals of becoming the top smartphone vendor in the next five years, replacing Apple and Samsung both. The company has stated that it will be selling over 120 million handsets this year, and has already surpassed Xiaomi to become the number one smart phone vendor in China.