Motorola smartphones are the fastest to receive Android updates in the US

Motorola smartphones are the fastest to receive Android updates in the US
Since Google released Android 6.0 Marshmallow last October, the race for which manufacturer is going to make it available first for their products started. Of all the major companies that launch Android smartphones, HTC and Motorola are the ones that are trying really hard to be among the first to provide major software updates released by Google.

It looks like at least one of these two companies has been recognized for being the fastest to roll out Android updates in the United States. According to a report by Apteligent, Motorola was the first company that managed to release Android M to a couple of its smartphones (Moto X Pure Edition / Moto X Style) in the first two months after Google's launch.

LG came in second with its Android M update for the G4, which landed sometime in January. On the other hand, HTC managed to push the update for all its compatible devices at once, which is no small feat.


Samsung and Sony are the companies that waited longer before providing customers with the Android M update. Surprisingly, ZTE is mentioned in the report as well. The Chinese company released Android M updates for a handful of devices in the Axon family beginning February.

Keep in mind that all Nexus devices were excluded from this report since they are always the first to receive Android updates released by Google.

On a side note, believe it or not, Apteligent's report claims that Sony smartphones have the lowest overall crash rate, followed by Motorola. Also, Russia has the worst Android device fragmentation in the world.

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14 Comments

1. GoGoGalaxyNexus

Posts: 83; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

motorola "was" the fastest

14. netizen

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Yes, now they are Lenovo, that commitment to updates is GONE!! Moto X Pure Edition (carrier FREE) is running Android 6.0 last security update... May 1 2016. LENOVO does not care about updating like MOTO did... Don't buy a MOTO (LENOVO) phone expecting quick updates... they are NOT a priority for LENOVO!!

2. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

Facts, I wish I can afford a moto z force

3. rohan4u25

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 13, 2016

But what abt monthly security patches iam using moto g3 and my g3 was last updated in March & iam vulnerable to that Qualcomm chipset issue

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Here, you must have missed the memo http://www.phonearena.com/news/90-of-Android-devices-are-safe-from-QuadRooter-exploits-thank-to-Googles-Verify-Apps_id83998 Now stop crying over something that has absolutely zero impact on you.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

thanks to extra delay by network carriers for other brands.. especially the one who's didn't sell unlocked flagship on US

5. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Fast to update their new devices, but are very poor for the older, less-known devices

6. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

And in other news, phone arena gives bogus @$$ phone reviews.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No they aren't. The pure edition still doesn't have the latest security update nor does it have 6.0.1.

8. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

Tell that to my 2014 Moto X

9. MOTOREZOID

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

except original droid turbo

10. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Anyone can tell me if Note 4 will to receive Android Nougat?

11. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

And all this is really because they went to a more stock look, feel with their UI some years ago.

13. netizen

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Moto X Pure here... Android version 6.0, Last security patch level... May 1, 2016. Lenovo has stopped the FAST update process... Don't buy Moto expecting fast updates anymore.... they ain't happening anymore since Lenovo has assumed full control. Very SAD! BTW, the Moto X Pure has no carrier control.. so it is ALL MOTO on updates... you can see they have gone very lax on updating devices now when looking at a carrier free Moto X Pure edition update history.....

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