mercalia wrote:How many years of support do you think you will be getting for your Android phone?
I don't know but it will probably be longer than the 5 months your Windows phone has left!
The best is 4 years from the top end,
Where did you read that myth? Updates are still available for 2013's LG G2 and Sony Xperia SP, for example. Sure, you can find newer phones with discontinued support and manufacturers often lose interest sooner, but that's the nature of a marketplace.
I suggest you do a google on the previous Motorola G5 and the abymal support of that budget phone by Motorola before you buy anything from them. [...]
Yes, I won't buy Motorola again since the rubbish way they "supported" my first Android phone, including announcing updates which never happened. That's part of why I now look for phones which can be rooted/unlocked, which at least gives me a chance of the other Android providers supporting them!
Now if you got your updates directly from Google maybe a different matter, but since manufacturers add their own hardware and customisations thats NEVER going to happen. so just because I dont use Android dont assume I dont follow the news.
I wouldn't use a customised Android and most of the extra hardware is not specific to single manufacturers so is usually either supported by all update providers or not vital to me (fingerprint readers used to be, for example, but even that's becoming widespread now).