So I voted on Sunday that I was currently running Lollipop...
I was therefore pleasantly surprised on Monday when my phone wanted to do an update and has upgraded to Marshmallow! I'm running a Samsung Galaxy S5 in the UK.
Mattt, 29 May 2016Interesting results. I'm very surprised most here do have official 6.0+. This only confirm that the reader base of GSMA is running with latest phones at least with upgraded 6.0 ones, like my case with my LG G4, as others mention they should include N preview, I'm sure many GSMA readers are also running N in their nexus devices...
luqman98, 29 May 2016Maybe because Android N is still in beta.But N it's still out there for all Nexus users to install. Yawn, marshmallow is so last year. ;P
AC13, 30 May 2016Admit that for getting revenues SAMMY introducing more SMARTPHONE with latest OS. but what abo... moreYes, I will never buy Samsung flagships. I have Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 ed, Samsung's flagship tablet at the time, and it never got updated beyond kitkat.
However, apparently many people are still buying Samsung, to the point that they are still the numero uno of Android OEM. Clearly regular consumers don't care about OS version.
Android one 1st gen user here, feels like a nexus owner, can't wait for next gen of Android one comes to my country
AC13, 30 May 2016Admit that for getting revenues SAMMY introducing more SMARTPHONE with latest OS. but what abo... moreLOL.. Samsung Flagship has features way more than the latest stock android can provide, even the upcoming android N.. That is why Samsung is lazy to update their flagships.. Because it is already years ahead of the latest android
I want to vote for ICS where is the option to vote for ICS?? I'm still rocking xperia ray with android 4.0.4.. 90% of apps on playstore works fine save for the powerhungry latest games
Recently I read an article about planned obsolesce of tech. Not updating the old devices is one way of making the devices feel obsoleted and encourage the user to buy a new one.
My S Duos 2 of 2013 hasn't got a Kitkat update yet. Would be more than happy if I receive it at least by this year end.
pika2000, 30 May 2016Yes, that's how you do business. Business means generating revenue, and Samsung generates reve... moreAdmit that for getting revenues SAMMY introducing more SMARTPHONE with latest OS. but what about their flagships (S and NOTE series) at least they shld update them with latest OS.
now in infia LENOVO 7000 (USD80), YUNIQUE (USD 75) getting latest OS frpm their manufacturer.
we flagships owner of GALAXY S5 /NOTE 4 paid USD 650-700 to SAMSUNG and still running on 1.5 yrs old OS (my GALAXY S5 GT900H still running on v5.0)
in other hand i purchase HUAWEI HONOR 6 in JAN 15 for USD 300 and it get update 1 months ago with v6.0
so their is no point to buy FLAGSHIP from SAMSUNG they ignoring its OS after 6 months of launching.
The problem is that Android is so fragmented that there are multiple areas you can point the finger at for not pulling their weight.
Take for example Samsung device has Android, passed on to Samsung to mod Android then passed on to service provider to add on their bloatware and testing.... And you will be waiting for a hell of a long time.
Lollipop 5.1.1 but my phone is the first Xperia Z. Starting Z2, they all have Marshmallow officially.
Sony is number one when it comes to update services. Not to mention almost vanilla stock Android with a very clean user interface. And if you root the phone, you hit goldmine!
Anonymous, 29 May 2016My note 4 has not even received marshmallow and some note 5s are still to receive the updates ... moreYes, that's how you do business. Business means generating revenue, and Samsung generates revenue by selling new devices, not by updating old ones. Considering Samsung is the largest Android OEM out there, seems like it works, and people are still buying Samsung.
no and I reckon nobody with samsungs non flagship will ever get it as samsung is worst ever for updates!