Very soon, many users will be able to install Android 11 on their phones. And this will not be a beta version, but a finished finished product that is suitable for mass use. Many are worried about when it will be and how soon their phone will receive a new operating system. Usually in history everything is cyclical and everything repeats with each new round. Let's remember which smartphones received updates last year before anyone else, and it will immediately become clear what to expect in this. Of course, it doesn't happen once at a time, and sometimes companies delay the release of updates or, conversely, rush to get them, but a rough picture can be drawn now.
Update Android always wants to get as early as possible.
- Updating smartphone to Android
- Essential – the smartphone that doesn't exist
- Redmi K20 Pro is a Chinese smartphone on Android 10
- OnePlus – how the company views updates
- Nokia – good update support
- Asus – interesting smartphone update
- Xiaomi – top for your update
- Huawei – sanctions did not prevent
- Honor – updates after Huawei
- Samsung – it takes a long time to wait for an update
- When will my Android – smartphone update
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To help you understand how agile the vendors are in terms of upgrades, we've compiled a rating and briefly defined how long it took for each to start rolling out Android 10. Released it last year and so far the most recent release of the green robot until it came out Android 11.
It should be understood that the rating is based on averaged data, since sometimes the release of updates depends on the region or smartphone model. But the main thing is not this, but the desire of manufacturers to do their job.
Google smartphones are not included in the list, as they are the starting point and the first to receive updates. Therefore, it is not very correct to talk about them. They are the first to start working with beta.
Essential – the smartphone that doesn't exist
Before anyone else, apart from Pixel, the latest version Android received the Essential Phone last year and it happened on September 3. At least somewhere unfinished brainchild of Andy Rubin could shoot. However, considering that he is the creator Android, everything is logical.
The good news is that the smartphone received an update on the very first day of sharing the operating system. The bad news is that the company no longer exists and will not release new smartphones. In other words, another company will be in the first position this year.
This smartphone may not have been so bad, but it still doesn't deserve a place in history.
Redmi K20 Pro is a Chinese smartphone on Android 10
Redmi, which is no longer as closely related to Xiaomi as it used to be, also received an update last year on its first day Android 10 hit the mainstream. It is impossible to put a smartphone in the first place due to the fact that the update only affected the Chinese version, and not the international one, unlike Essential.
In other countries, the update did not appear until September 24th. Despite this delay, it cannot be considered long, and the company has shown that it is serious about new versions Android. Despite the fact that the company is based in a market where Google does not work.
OnePlus – how the company views updates
The release of Android 10 for the then-fresh OnePlus versions took place 18 days after it became available. A year earlier, this indicator was 46 days, so the company has greatly added in this indicator. However, the company did not release updates for all markets, therefore it stands below Redmi, whose smartphones began to be updated on the day of release.
However, speed is not everything. Unfortunately, the initial rollout of Android 10 was problematic and the company stopped distributing the update for a while. Because of this, the deployment of Android 11 may take longer than this year, as the company likely won't want to repeat the same mistakes.
The OnePlus 7 and 7T prove what the company can if it wants to.
Nokia – good update support
Most of HMD Global's Nokia branded smartphones run version Android – Android One or Android Go – which is very close to standard. So it's no surprise that Nokia phones are usually among the first to receive new updates Android, as we saw with the Android 10 release.
The first Nokia-branded device to receive a Android 10 was the Nokia 8.1, one of many mid-range devices from HMD. The company's only flagship – Nokia 9 PureView – did not receive the latest OS version until December 5, 2019. For now, even budget 2019 Nokia smartphones should run Android 10.
Asus – interesting smartphone update
In 2019, the company Asus really surprised us with the release of one of the most interesting devices of the year – Asus Zenfone 6. It was equipped with a unique flip-up camera, which was also the main , and frontal. The company then surprised us even more by releasing Android 10 on Zenfone 6 in just two months.
A short time later, the company issued Android 10 for Asus Zenfone 5Z. Unfortunately Asus it took a very long time to install the latest version Android on ROG Phone 2 – this update only came out in March 2020. This perfectly demonstrates that if a company can release updates quickly, it does not mean that it will do so for everyone, even expensive models.
The flip-up camera of this smartphone looks very unusual.
Xiaomi – top for your update
Is there a more confusing company than Xiaomi? The first device under the brand name Xiaomi that saw Android 10 was a smartphone Xiaomi Mi 9. This update was supplemented with a branded shell MIUI 11. However other phones saw updates MIUI 11 before, but MIUI 11 was built on top of Android 9 Pie. This is how complicated it is.
To further confuse the situation, even some of the Xiaomi Android One products, which in theory should receive updates Android the fastest, did not see the update until 2020. And that's even if we forget for a while about the Pocophone F1, which was able to enjoy the delights of Android 10 only in March 2020. Thus, even though Xiaomi released the update as close as possible to Asus, it will still be behind due to the complexities I described above.
Huawei – sanctions did not prevent
2019 was not a good year for Huawei. In May, the company was sanctioned by the US government, effectively barring it from working with any US firm, including Google. This means that devices released after May 2019 do not have access to any Google services. Unless these are re-released models in a different case and with a new name.
Fortunately, the flagship devices Huawei P30 and P30 Pro of 2019 were released before the ban, so they still have access to Google services. They also saw Android 10 in no time, just two months after the OS went stable. Other devices had to wait much longer for the update, as some of them received the update only this summer.
Huawei P30 Pro. I really liked this smartphone last year.
Honor – updates after Huawei
The first smartphones Honor received the update Android 10 on November 16, 2019, 74 days after the release. These were models Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro and Honor View 20. Since Honor is a sub-brand of Huawei, no wonder they are so close to each other on this list.
However, Honor is also affected by Huawei problems with the US government and smartphones of this brand are also under pressure. Apparently, this year users will have to wait for both companies to release updates. Although, Huawei assured that the work was in full swing and it was not long to wait.
Samsung – it takes a long time to wait for an update
In years past, Samsung has done very poorly with timely release of updates Android. This has become a big problem for fans of the brand, since the company's flagship phones are quite expensive and you are one of the first to wait for the update, but you do not get them. However, the company has become much better in this regard lately. And she will now release three versions at once Android for her new products.
In terms of numbers, it took the company 86 days to issue Android 10, and a year earlier, it took almost twice as long to issue Android 9. True, this applies to models of the Galaxy S10 family. The owners of the other models had to wait.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 was attractive for its size, but repelled by some other things.
When will my Android – smartphone update
Above are examples of major smartphone manufacturers that are popular in our country. There are others, but their updates are released longer, and the range of output by model is higher.
For example, LG last year released an update 90 days after release and only made it in South Korea. Later updates became more massive, but it took time. Updates from Sony were also very late, and Realme started releasing Android 10 for their smartphones only at the end of January 2020.
Most other manufacturers released updates in January-March 2020. That is, six months after the release Android 10. Let's hope that this year they will work better and will release updates earlier so that we get a normal version of the OS a maximum of a couple of months after the release, which will not be long to wait .