In a recent research done by Counterpoint Research team, Nokia is announced to be the leaders in remembering their customers and security after sales.
Nokia leads the in the Android share for Top 10 manufacturers, who steady updates their portfolios to the latest Android version. The company is recognised for providing end-users with steady updates, and sometimes Beta testing opportunities on every latest Android version as soon as it can.
Every Nokia smartphone including the ones from 2017 are currently running on Android 9 (Android Pie)
The smartphone company boasts 96% smartphones running Android Pie, while Samsung comes second with 89%, followed by Xiaomi with 84%, Huawei with 82%, and the poorest performance starts with LG, Alcatel, and Tecno who are good with forgetting about updating their smartphone.
It is also worth taking into account that the research included “Time taken by Top 10 Manufacturers to upgrade portfolios to the latest Android version”
Under the aforementioned subject, Nokia leads, followed by Lenovo, Xiaomi and Huawei, These companies are those who update their Smartphone lineups 12+ months after launching, this is evident in the recent POST made here where I personally mentioned Nokia being a worthy choice if you want a good Android phone.
The poorest performers are; Tecno and Alcatel who never update majority of their smartphones. No harm intended but they are wrong directions if you are an addict for fast and long-term updates.
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Speaking on the lackadaisical attitudes of Android manufacturers over updates, Research Director, Peter Richardson said “Operating system and security updates are an aspect of Android smartphones that get relatively little attention. In our experience researching the industry, we have seen few brands focusing on this. And perhaps because manufacturers are not talking about it, consumer awareness is also low. It doesn’t appear among the ten features consumers say they care about most, in our research.”
Hopefully, Other manufacturers gets to see this and improve their updating game, because whether you are an update addict or not. Smartphone update is vital for individual reasons and mostly security reasons.
“Android smartphones not dumbphones deserves good and fast updates”