These smartphone manufacturers distribute most of the Android updates - GIGA

Top 20: who distributes updates more frequently?

Android updates are such a thing: some manufacturers strive to distribute updates quickly and often, in others, only some smartphones receive an update – and these are just a big delay brought to people.

To counteract the confusion of updating, AOSMark has designed its own ranking. Here, the producers get a point for every major update to Android, which is then divided by the number of smartphones. The higher the score, the more frequently a cell phone will be updated on average.

Minor updates like Android 7.0 to 7.1 are taken into account, but mini-updates from Android 7.1 to 7.11 are not. Almost completed beta versions are part of the ranking, while Google's monthly security patches unfortunately fall completely off the list. The significance of the ranking is therefore compromised. Furthermore, manufacturers that offer only a few smartphones tend to have an advantage. Of course, keeping three smartphones up to date is easier than updating 50 or more. However, the list can at least serve as a guide for the frequency of major updates.

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