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This is why it takes so long for Android phones to get software updates

Zach Epstein
December 27th, 2013 at 9:50 AM
Android Software Update

There are ups and downs that come along with every mobile operating system and as any Android smartphone owner with a device purchased through a carrier will attest to, waiting for an Android software update to finally be released for your phone is among the biggest downsides to the platform. Some bloggers like to point out how much faster Apple’s iOS updates proliferate compared to Android updates, but of course the Android model is an entirely different beast and comparing the two platforms directly is silly. Just how complicated is the process of releasing an operating system update for an Android phone? HTC recently posted a great infographic that looks to answer that very question, and the graphic can be seen below in its entirety.

(Spoiler: It’s very, very complicated.)

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.




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