Anonymous, 8 hours agoThank you Samsung for your 3 Major Android OS upgrade policy. My 2019 Galaxy A51 can even upgr… moreWhat was this? Thank you, that you don’t whip me that much anymore? Good Christ.
Some hard pills to swallow here
Android can never reach ios adoption rate
But hey it’s improving.
Lol, imagine using anything newer than Android 7, couldn’t be me. (my “tablet” runs 9) I got a nice stock android 7 on my phone. Never will or see any updates to the software.
Google should release an Android version update every two or three years instead of every year, and focus on getting security updates for everyone
That’s exactly very Google-y thing that happens. Ugh. SMH
PartTimePhoner, 6 hours agoIf only google didnt suddenly decide that they they didnt want me to access my own android filesStill on A10 or previous version, huh?
radarr6, 8 hours agoNot everyone can buy a Pixel every 3 years. Not everyone can receive monthly security patches… moreAnd boom.
rizki1, 9 hours agofor me android should be like windows, released about 3-5 years per version so that the change… moreOh, what device is that and didn’t it get updates from the manufacturer too?
- Md Badhon
If only google didnt suddenly decide that they they didnt want me to access my own android files
Anonymous, 7 hours agoNot having latest android changes nothing.
Just geeks care about it.
I wish I still coul… moreIt changes everything. People run their entire lives on smartphones yet run years old versions of operating systems. Thinking app and component updates can fix security issues when most companies skip even monthly security updates issued by Google while phones are allegedly still fully supported, you know there’s a huge problem. And just because surveys say Android is safer OS choice, they are referring to a fully updated latest version, not Android 9 from almost 4 years ago… So, yeah, it changes A LOT actually, but people here keep perpetuating this backwards idea that it’s all great if you run outdated OS. It works, but it’s old and full of security holes. It’s why I don’t like it and until Google changes how components of system are updated on a much lower level without depending on lazy incompetent phone vendors.
This is a big reason why I’ll probably only buy “Pixel a” phones from here on. Personally, I do care about getting the current versions of Android in a timely manner. Manufacturers don’t prioritize updating because it doesn’t make them any additional money.
radarr6, 8 hours agoNot everyone can buy a Pixel every 3 years. Not everyone can receive monthly security patches… moreNot having latest android changes nothing.
Just geeks care about it.
I wish I still could use iOS12.
My device was bug free.
Only advantage of updating was to keep using all apps. Nothing more.
SpiritWolf, 11 hours agoMight be because of hundreds of millions of Huawei phones that are stuck on Android 10.Dont tell people harmony is android 10. Let they think it is new OS
Hope android 12 fails like windows8, so google can undo the mistakes done.
rizki1, 9 hours agofor me android should be like windows, released about 3-5 years per version so that the change… more^ This.
I actually hate updating my firmware. I get a worse experience from updates. Battery life gets worse. Memory leaks. Some older apps gets broken.
My iPhone SE1 got updated to iOS 15.1. Battery life is absolutely atrocious. Was already getting bad by 14. I hate how the url bar is on the bottom. Kept my Essential Phone and Pixel 3 on Pie with no plans ever updating them. Nova has this lag each time I go home by Android 10.
I hope certain Android versions can last as long as Windows XP. Can still be used 10+ years. But most OEMs use sealed batteries and software updates for planned obsolescence for us to keep buying new phones. In 5 years, we can no longer use our phones because apps needs a certain version requirement for it. My LG G5 is on Nougat and can no longer download from the Play Store.
Thank goodness Android is still more versatile than iOS. Older apks can still work on older firmware. Not all but some. Heck, my Nexus 4 on KitKat could still run Mario Kart: World Tour. While iOS would need firmware from only 2-3 years ago to run a game like that. This is why I can’t stand iOS and all their updates. More updates means shorter lifespan using those apps.
Thank you Samsung for your 3 Major Android OS upgrade policy. My 2019 Galaxy A51 can even upgrade to Android 13 in 2023.
SpiritWolf, 11 hours agoMight be because of hundreds of millions of Huawei phones that are stuck on Android 10.😏👍👍
Anonymous, 8 hours agoWell… considering that most manufacturer only support 2 year of OS a couple of years ago, th… moreYes … today smartphones have become consumer items with too short a lifespan.
Vikass17, 8 hours agoAfter 5.1 i never felt anything more than design changes.
They just force us again and again … moreyeah and skinned android can give you more features, better UI etc on old android than latest android so is it bit useless.