And the best smartphone brand with os updates is....

Nokia beat Samsung and all the others. Naomi iko namba nne huko but ahead of Huawei.

What has left me gawking is Tecno. Of course they’re namba za mwisho huko pamoja na LG. But, what was said were the reasons for Tecno to delay, or fail altogether, to issue os updates for their products has made me hate the shitty brand all the more! Eti they don’t find it obliging to issue updates for gadgets, Tecno gadgets, whose lifespan is 6 months. If by six months the gadget hasn’t fallen apart, the owner will already be out there anyway looking for an upgrade smartphone, perhaps a newer Tecno or even a device made by an other maker.

I have never used Tecno in my smartphone life. Only Infinix, but that’s not to say that Infinix is any better than Tecno.
Interestingly, when it comes to how fast these brands offer the updates, Nokia still emerged the top, followed by Xiaomi, Lenovo and Huawei respectively. At the tail we have TECNO and Alcatel being the slowest.

“Brands like Alcatel and TECNO are the laggards. This is because these brands have broad portfolios, mostly in the sub-$200 segments, and the lifecycle of their models tends to be short. Their products often transition from launch to end-of-life in as little as six months, which means they have less incentive to provide long-term updates,” noted Research Analyst, Abhilash Kumar.

Nokia is better than Samsung at timely Android updates, study says

By Jacob Kastrenakes on September 2, 2019 12:30 pm

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge
Nokia-branded phones are getting updated to new versions of Android significantly faster than phones from Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, Huawei, or any other major smartphone manufacturer, according to a new study.

Counterpoint Research found that 96 percent of Nokia phones sold since the release of Android Pie have either shipped with or been updated to the latest iteration of Android. Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei each have figures in the 80-plus percent range, but no other company that Counterpoint studied was even close. Lenovo and Oppo were below 50 percent, while LG, Vivo, and others were below 20 percent.

Image: Counterpoint Research
Slow updates have been a perpetual problem for Android smartphones. Even flagship phones aren’t guaranteed to be running the latest version of Android out of the box, and updates to new versions tend to arrive slowly, if at all. Unlike iPhones, which tend to get support from Apple for four or more years, even the most expensive Android phones tend to have support fall off after two or three years. Google’s promise of three years of support for Pixel phones makes it a standout.

The situation has improved over time. Google has made changes to Android that make it easier for manufacturers to deliver timely updates, and it’s begun requiring that popular phones receive a minimum of two years of security updates, which are ultimately more important than feature updates.

Image: Counterpoint Research
Still, as Counterpoint shows, the situation is still bad for most phone manufacturers. Looking at their portfolio has a whole, updates take even longer, with only three phone brands — Nokia, Lenovo, and Xiaomi — having half of their portfolio running the latest version of Android a year after its release, according to the study.

Making all this worse: as Counterpoint points out, people are increasingly hanging onto the phones for longer. As that trend continues, a lack of updates is going to mean more people running outdated versions of Android, missing features and security updates and making life harder for developers who have to code to an even wider variety of devices

And then you went ahead and wanked to your own thread :smiley:

Tecno wana upuzi sana.

Nokia wamedandia hio android train na bidii but for how long watashikilia? This time round waskize consumer needs since wamejua that’s what ferked them in the first place

Nokia uses Vanilla Android so they can ship fast, they only need to work on the kernel and wako sawa. wengine have custom skins and apps that they need to really debug and check for compatibility problems

As for LG, wao ni meffi ya doggy tu

Xiaomi has more phones than Tecno, hii ya Tecno ni uzembe tu.

Sony Xperia ziko how? Flagships na midrange zao pia hazikosi updates.

Shitty camera,

They could be having the best camera sensors, great mirrorless cameras, point-and-shoot cameras but when it comes to image processing in their phones there’s need to improve. Other phone manufacturers use their sensors to produce great images.


Do Sony phones still exist?? Sony ikiwa na HTC ni kama brand zimekufa…

Xiaomi and Oppo are even doing better than them