I realize this might be an odd question and perhaps it’s too soon to get a definitive answer much less a complete one but I am wondering on what the planned support cycle is for Librem 5.
To give better perspective, let us consider Android phones for a second (gasp).
To my understanding, most Android (smartphone) vendors today drop support (i.e. Android updates) for a particular device after about 2 years. After those 2 years, the phone becomes EOL and the do-gooder has either the option to flash their device with a custom ROM to continue getting support or buy a new phone.
I don’t like that I’m constantly dishing out ~$300 every two years simply to keep my phone secure. I understand why companies drop support for all the phones they have and at the same time think they’re simply shooting themselves in the foot.
Anyway, what I wouldn’t like to see the Librem 5 phone do, is follow the same support model.
I realize It’s very, very unlikely what I’ve described above would happen on a pure Linux phone but I’m not a developer and I’m also a bit of a novice when it comes to Linux.
With all that said, can I expect to use my Librem 5 till it bricks out on me (not taking into account of minor hardware issues) and continue to receive security updates till that same point?