I have been carefully monitoring how totally different Android device-makers do with post-sales software program assist for one thing like 97 years now, I believe — and yearly round this time, I brace myself for a brutal discovery.

This is the factor: Six months after a significant working system’s launch, most telephones must be operating that present software program. I really feel like that is a reasonably obvious-seeming and uncontroversial assertion to make.

And but, yearly round this time, I begin crunching the numbers (and likewise crunching some crackers, as all that number-crunching can actually make a fella famished) — and you realize what I discover? Nearly inevitably, a surprisingly massive portion of the top-tier, top-dollar Android telephones within the land are both nonetheless caught on 18-month-old software program or simply not too long ago acquired the replace they ought to have gotten six months earlier.

The final couple cycles, not less than, we noticed some method of relative progress and enchancment with Android improve supply instances, even when the general outcomes had been nonetheless fairly dismal. So I had hoped that this 12 months would proceed that basic trajectory and present us at a minimal some extra modest change in the appropriate path.

Um, yeah — a lot for that.

If there’s one development that shines via the info this 12 months, it is the identical one we have seen fairly persistently over time: Android device-makers, on the entire, simply aren’t superb at getting out software program updates in a fairly well timed and dependable method — even on the subject of their highest-paying clients. Corporations can attempt to spin the story any method they need, however knowledge does not lie. And this 12 months’s numbers communicate volumes.

By Rana

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