HMD Global took less than a year to upgrade 94% of its current models
Every electronics manufacturer dreams that his products will be as popular as possible, and the affairs of all competitors go as bad as possible. To create a good smartphone, it is not enough to install advanced technical equipment in it and sell it all at the lowest price. A lot and even everything is possible, depends on the software. If Apple uses the iOS platform for its iPhones, preventing anyone else from installing it on its products, then Google acts in a completely different way, providing everyone with access to their proprietary OS, and in the next two weeks, it will release the final assembly of Android 10 Q.
Counterpoint Research collected information on the speed of Android updates coming out on smartphones of various brands, tracking how many models were upgraded to Android 9 Pie, with a focus on devices released since the third quarter of 2018.
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The undisputed winner was HMD Global with Nokia smartphones. According to this graph, 96% of all Nokia smartphones released since the third quarter of last year are running Android 9 Pie.
Samsung and Xiaomi were in the top three with 89% and 84%, respectively. The result of Huawei was 82%. Not all manufacturers are indicated in the rating, for example, OnePlus, which produces few models, but now all models, starting with OnePlus 3, have already received Android 9 Pie.
The following graph shows the speed of updating to Android 9 Pie in months. HMD Global took less than a year to upgrade 94% of its current models.
Counterpoint Research adds that over 90% of Nokia phones are in the $ 200 price range.
A source: Counterpoint Research