Who's heard this before?
"In December, Qualcomm and Google teamed up to re-architect how Android versions are made, aiming to increase the number of OS versions a device will receive. These changes, which apply to devices released with Android 11 and the Snapdragon 888 or newer, will conceivably allow vendors to provide three major software upgrades."
How many times has Google re-architected Android in order to make it easier to update? Or easier to install the newest version on something? I've heard this over and over and over. Android 2.2 was supposed to help with this. It was one of the selling points of Android 4.1. It was announced with fanfair sometime around the release of Android 7. And it was announced with triumph that Android 8.1 would finally achieve it. They're just lying, aren't they? Either the manufacturer tries or they don't, and the architecture means it's trivially easy for chipset designers not to hand the solution over to a manufacturer which in turn decides not to do the work themselves. Google clearly doesn't care.