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Nokia outperforms Samsung in Android updates, says survey | Operational systems

Nokia-made smartphones are receiving more Android updates than non-Android devices like Samsung and Xiaomi, according to a study published by Nokia. Counterpont Research, technology data analysis company. The company appears at the top of the ranking with the highest security and software support for Android, the one that releases the most updates to Google's operating system.

Nokia devices are also among the first to receive updates, leading the list of brands that take less time to release updates. Support for Android 10 is expected soon to reach more than 15 devices confirmed by the company. The new system began to be released by Google on Tuesday (3), for users of Pixel and selected smartphones.

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Nokia smartphones top list of models that get Android updates Photo: Divulgao / NokiaNokia smartphones top list of models that get Android updates Photo: Divulgao / Nokia

Nokia smartphones top list of models that get Android updates Photo: Divulgao / Nokia

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According to the research of CounterpointAbout 96% of Nokia's handsets sold since the release of Android 9.0 (Pie) offered updates to the system, released by Google in 2018.

According to the study, Nokia is the manufacturer that most offers security support and software features to its customers. However, this performance is closely followed by Samsung, with 89%, and Chinese Xiaomi and Huawei, with 84% and 82%, respectively. Other manufacturers, such as Lenovo and Oppo, keep less than 50% of their models up to date. Nokia, too, the brand with the most handsets ready to receive Android 10 see the list.

According to the research director of CounterpointPeter Richardson, companies are not giving due attention to the problem. "Operating system and security updates are a thing that gets little attention." He points out that, in addition to ensuring more safety for the user, upgrades are important to the performance of the devices. "Many of the key features like battery life, processing, camera and memory are related to operating system performance," adds Richardson.

Survey indicates Nokia tops list of smartphone models that get the most Android updates Photo: Divulgao / CounterpointSurvey indicates Nokia tops list of smartphone models that get the most Android updates Photo: Divulgao / Counterpoint

Survey indicates Nokia tops list of smartphone models that get the most Android updates Photo: Divulgao / Counterpoint

When the entire catalog of brands is analyzed, the picture becomes even worse for most manufacturers. Still, the Nokia, Lenovo and Xiaomi brands come with more than half of all their devices running Android version 9.0. Firstly, Nokia is also usually the fastest to release updates.

The survey also points out that consumers are choosing to spend more time with smartphones before deciding to replace them with a new one. Following this trend, as time goes by, users may be increasingly exposed to security holes related to outdated versions of Android.

Manufacturers Total Data Updated with Latest Android Version Photo: Divulgao / CounterpointManufacturers Total Data Updated with Latest Android Version Photo: Divulgao / Counterpoint

Manufacturers Total Data Updated with Latest Android Version Photo: Divulgao / Counterpoint

Keeping your devices with current versions of Android supported by manufacturers. On average, smartphones with the system tend to receive software updates for up to three years. This time can be improved, especially compared to the average support given by Apple, which usually reaches more than four years, depending on the version of the iPhone (iOS).

Google is increasingly offering support for manufacturers to release timely updates. The company has also demanded that popular handsets receive at least two years of security updates.

Via Counterpoint and The Verge

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