It has been six months since the Android 10 release, and as usual, upgrade delivery performance from most of the renowned android device makers is slow. It is getting gradually worse even though Google is making efforts to make the upgrade process easier and faster. Last year the upgrade delivery performance was better as there were a couple of moderate improvements, but it was a downing picture overall.
Google took a considerable effort to separate Android into multiple layers so that cellphone manufacturing companies could perform updates faster and more efficiently without having a mess with other codes for all android versions. Due to the effort made by Google, it was supposed to get it in a better way, but unfortunately, it brought no improvement, it was not near the level it should have been.
However, this year there was a slight ray of optimism felt. Upgraded Android 10 encompasses numerous features that include but not limited to improved privacy feature, native desktop mode, new gesture navigation, and accent colours and theme options.
Six months are gone. Now is the time to see which mobile making company is giving it a priority and which is treating it as an afterthought.
It is no surprise to see Google have the least length of time to upgrade. However, it never got 100% score before the last year. The company had always lost the momentum with its previous generation flagship, and sometimes it had left specific models hanging longer than others without communicating anything about the progress.
This year Google held the excellent communication, and the length of time for an upgrade to both older flagship and new flagship was 0 days. It means as the company started rolling out as soon as the Android 10 released. Google even included 2016 pixel phones in the list of devices compatible for an update although it was out of the guaranteed update.
Google is at the top as Android 10 has made its way faster to all devices without any unnecessary delays and the company left no stone unturned to communicate with users about the updates. There is no doubt that Google phones are faster to receive ongoing updates.
OnePlus phones did a fair job to receive all updates on Android 10. It was not as fast as Google. The length of the time for the upgrade in the current flagship was 18 days and 93 days for an older flagship. The previous flagship took this much time because of some issues that emerged during rolling out of the software. The period of 90 days from the launch date of the software is very long, and of course, this isn’t very good.
Further, OnePlus did not much make efforts to communicate with users about the delay in the upgrade. It expressed its message at the time of rolling out in the beginning only. It is not good if you are an OnePlus customer. You may be still desperately waiting for upgrades to appear on your device. The company is not going to tell you what is taking too much of their time.
The performance of Samsung has been embarrassingly poor. The length of the time for the upgrade for new flagship was 106 days. It had gone up to 147 days for an older flagship. It isn’t delightful to see that it is prolonged to receive ongoing updates.
It is a very long time, and there is nothing to admire if it is receiving an update after around 150 days since its release. Like OnePlus, Samsung also did not make any efforts to update users about the progress. Why it is taking so long and when it can be expected – there was no communication at all.
LG performed better this year, and to some extent, it performed better than Samsung as the length of the time for the upgrade to the current flagship was 129 days. It was quite better than Samsung, but you do not need to admire it much as it performed worse for an older flagship. It is still waiting for receiving updates.
It is embarrassing that a company has not made the upgrade process yet. Further, it did not communicate with its users when they can expect the update.
HTC is the worst performer to send any Android update to its devices. It has not accomplished any of the tasks, neither for current flagship nor for the previous flagship. It is upsetting to see that the company has made no updates and no announcements.
Both Motorola and HTC are on the same page. It seems like both of them are competing against each other to be seen as a nonperformer.
Well, there are a few companies giving priority to sending upgrades to devices. Without such an Android upgrade, your phone functionality will turn poor. Ultimately, you will end up buying a new cellphone. It becomes more necessary if you are using your phone for your business purpose too. Buying a new phone will be a good idea instead of waiting for such updates. In case of a lack of money, you can take out loans for unemployed with direct lenders.