Stat Stories: Nokia Rules in Android Updates

Stat Stories: Nokia Rules in Android Updates”

The data shows that 96% of Nokia smartphones have already been updated to Android 9.0 Pie. Nokia comfortably leads the latter rankings as well, at a mind-blowing 94 percent, followed by Xiaomi with 62 percent, Lenovo with 52, and Huawei with 40 percentage points. The platform has struggled for years with manufacturers being slow or outrightly neglecting to update their devices to the latest versions of Android for various reasons. The handset maker trumped some of the biggest brands in the world including Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Samsung and more as it was quicker than others in bringing almost all its smartphones to the latest Android OS, Android 9 Pie.

Apart from Nokia, Lenovo is another brand that can be comparable when it comes to rolling out new software updates for phones.

It was through an XDA Developers report that we had come to know about the Android Pie update on the Mi TV 4 Pro, Mi TV 4A Pro, Mi 4C Pro and Mi TV 4X Pro, which was announced to happen sometime in September.

"High-priced devices are often updated first, but having the latest software is as important to mid- and low-cost products as it is to flagship devices". Huawei and Xiaomi trail closely with 84 percent and 82 percent of their phones respectively running or having access to Android 9 Pie via an update. And most importantly, timely security updates are necessary for keeping devices safe. Vivo, LG, Alcatel and Tecno have the worst record with 18 percent, 16 percent, 14 percent and 5 percent devices on Pie. In addition, the brand distributed updates to 50% of its smartphone within six months of release, becoming the fastest one to do so.

Android phone brands ranked on OS update frequency

"Just a few brands devote to ensuring their telephones are running the most recent version", Pathak added.

Studying the OS update frequency of top smartphone brands, Counterpoint, a research firm acknowledged "that device makers need to step up their efforts to provide regular software and security updates to their users". 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.

Software updates have never been Android's strong suit. "It doesn't appear among the ten features consumers say they care about most, in our research", Peter Richardson, Research Director at Counterpoint Research, said in a statement. Another factor is that these brands focus more on supporting flagship models, while often leaving the mid-range or entry-level phones behind when it comes to updates.

Like this



01 September 2019
Navidi praises Gatland prior to his last game in charge of Wales
They have not lost in Cardiff since November 2017. "They are coming here knowing they've been criticised". It is a challenge for us. "I couldn't ask for a better game for this group of players".

01 September 2019
Kyrgios gets hot under collar in pre-match row with umpire
The official allowed the challenge to stand but Kyrgios served it out easily to hold for 5-3, before winning the set 6-4. In a statement, the ATP Tour said on Wednesday that it would be formally investigating the comments made by Kyrgios.

01 September 2019
Great Barrier Reef outlook 'very poor'
GBRMPA's chief scientist, David Wachenfeld, acknowledged the reef's problems were "largely driven by climate change". Corals then expel symbiotic algae living in their tissues, which causes them to turn completely white.

01 September 2019
Borderlands 3’s Post-Launch Roadmap and Endgame Explained
Enemies will have increased health and shields, but you'll get extra money, Eridium, experience, and loot for taking them down. Mayhem comes in three different difficulty levels, with enemies becoming more hard with increased health, shields, and more.

01 September 2019
Spider-Man Fans Are Now Boycotting The Far From Home Extended Cut
If you've never jumped onto the Marvel's Spider-Man bandwagon, this Game of the Year Edition seems to be the best way to do so. Possibly due in part to Spider-Man's massive (and PS4-exclusive) success, Sony recently acquired Insomniac Games .

01 September 2019
Wall Street extends rally, looks to close August on a strong note
The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, dropped 2.5 percent to 105.6 last month. Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 1.38-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.05-to-1 ratio favored advancers.

01 September 2019
European Union backs US-Iran talks, but nuclear deal must stay - Mogherini
The June 20 strike against the marine traffic system was reported to have been carried out hours after Iran shot down a U.S. Trump said he considered a cyber attack a more proportionate response to the downing of the USA drone than air strikes.

01 September 2019
Long-form film: Linklater to spend 20 years making new movie
The play and musical both take place over the course of 20 years and chronicle the lives of three best friends in showbusiness. For now, we'd better get used to waiting for this movie, because it sounds like it won't be released for a long, long time.

01 September 2019
Ellie Goulding marries boyfriend Caspar Jopling
Also among the early arrivals were singer James Blunt , actress Sienna Miller, comic Jimmy Carr and artist Tracey Emin. Goulding, who was flanked by five bridesmaids and two flower girls, had arrived some 25 minutes late to the service.

01 September 2019
'Absolute monster' Hurricane Dorian gains strength as Florida braces for hit
The storm is forecast to move west after it encounters a high pressure system over the east coast. "We're anxious . Hurricane Dorian approaches the coast of Florida, in this August 29, 2019 NASA handout satellite image.