While it is a good thing that Android is open to all, it also causes disparity in the distribution and performance of Android as it entirely depends on the manufacturer when and how they treat their customers. Most of the users never get the latest Android and end up buying a new phone with the current version. Now there’s a report by Apteligent that compares Android phone makers to figure out which one is the best.
The report examines Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC, Motorola, and ZTE to determine which company is the fastest to update Android in their smartphones. The data excludes Nexus phones as have always been the first to receive the latest Android update.
The research company compared the time taken by each of these smartphone makers to update from Android Lollipop to Android Marshmallow.
Google had first released Android Marshmallow in October last year. The chart is topped by Motorola, in both India and US, which started rolling out the update to a small set of devices like Moto X Pure and Style. And sent the update widely within two months. LG took the same approach starting with LG G4. Samsung and Sony were among the last to update their phones.
The Apteligent report also analyses these companies based on their crash rates. It says that Sony phones had the lowest crash rate of just 0.08 per cent.
Apteligent says that it “analyses only apps that have over half a million app loads a day”. According to its report, Motorola stands second with 0.09 per cent crash reports. The worst performance is shown by ZTE phones with 0.28 per cent crashes. LG and Samsung phones were reported to have 0.11 per cent crash rate.
The report also shows how many phones make 90 per cent of the total device usage in different countries. Russia has the worst device fragmentation according to this report. 90 per cent of the device usage in Russia comprise of 230 different phones. This means most users are divided in their preference of phones and brands. In India, the number stands close to 130.
Based on these findings, the research firm has also suggested the phones to look out for. It says HTC’s Nexus will be the best bet, while Motorola’s Moto Z and Moto Z Force should be the next best choice.
[Source: India Today]