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Which Android manufacturer is the fastest to update its devices? Which carrier?

0. phoneArena 21 Dec 2012, 15:28 posted on

With an average time of 4.8 months, HTC was the fastest to update its Android devices while the slowest of the major manufacturers was LG with an average of 11.8 months to update; of the major U.S. carriers, the fastest was T-Mobile while as you might have expected, Verizon brings up the rear when it comes to updating its Android models...

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posted on 21 Dec 2012, 22:34

29. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Asus is first roll updates if we add tablets in to the list...

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 22:50

30. Neto007 (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


hey how about sony? my idol.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 23:59

31. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


bitched? hmmm lol

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 00:32

32. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


that is why I choose nexus 4, first one to get updates

one reason ppl stay away from andriod is because of the lack of updates. U never know when you will not receive the next major update........

A typical cellphone contract time frame in the US is 2 years. That means the cellphone should have the updates within the 2 years, if it failed to provide that you cant justify the high price tags.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 01:02 2

33. jibraihimi (Posts: 764; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


No Sony in the list.........!!!! Does this mean that Sony doesn't even update their smartphones..........???!!!!

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 02:51 2

34. ghanemsam (Posts: 64; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


and as usual HTC in the first place

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:01 1

35. kanagadeepan (Posts: 948; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Reg operators, its SMALL ---> BIG, in order of giving better updates -- T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, BigRED

Wrt phone makers its order of Nexus phone makers:-
1. HTC (Nexus 1 maker)
2. Samsung (Second Nexus maker Nexus S)
3. Motorola (Third or HoneyComb Nexus [almost] maker remember XOOM)
4. LG (Fourth Nexus -- Nexus 4 maker)...

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:32 2

36. ronjr123 (Posts: 86; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


What was happened to view as one page option? For being a cell phone geek web site, why would you not understand that viewing articles like this on a CELL PHONE is best on one page? This has really taken away from the user experience of you site.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 13:55

37. snowgator (Posts: 3601; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I would be more interested in which manufacturer and carrier updates the most devices, as a % of those that they release.

Still, this is a nice feather in the cap of HTC which has taken some abuse in the last couple years. Also good to see Samsung up there. Just the pure volume of devices sold needing to be updated has to be a logistic challenge.

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 16:41

40. DevonJames (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Dec 2012)


AT&T seems to do a lot of updates, which keeps them relevant while building its 4G LTE network. I've got the service here in Austin and it helps my graphics design work tremendously when it comes to sending large files quickly.

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