Lealand, 17 Jan 2017This is why I am buying a pure Google phone next time. I will move over to the Pixel 2 as soon... moreHah, the Pixel isn't getting upgrades either, and it's way more expensive than a Samsung, so you're out of luck.
Lealand, 17 Jan 2017This is why I am buying a pure Google phone next time. I will move over to the Pixel 2 as soon... moreI like the looks of a phone. Hence why the ugly pixel xl was never in my shortlist of phones even for its updates.
Perez5k, 17 Jan 2017Keep waiting, you will wait forever, in the end all you'll get is nougat (new-goat) beta.
Hav... moreI'm no fanboy, but history does show that Samsung updates it's flagships with 18 - 24 months support.
Besides don't forget that its harder to update Samsung since many new features in Nougat (multitasking) has already been there in Samsung since S3, and hence requires incorporating with the existing framework....
Obi Wan Kenobi, 17 Jan 2017I am fine with waiting as long as they deliver a clean update with as less bugs as possible.
... moreKeep waiting, you will wait forever, in the end all you'll get is nougat (new-goat) beta.
Have fun Sammy fanboy.
This is why I am buying a pure Google phone next time. I will move over to the Pixel 2 as soon as it comes out. I am sick of spending $800. plus on phone that doesn't get updated. Its a scam. Google is doing the right thing stop fragmentation and just build your down damn phone
galaxys6owner, 17 Jan 2017So does googlethere is a good explanation. Apple has their own software and hardware platfrom, limited number of devices. Samsung uses their own hardware and their version of Google software. Meaning, when Google releases their version, all the "Samsung features" must be developed/added to the new version, it must be optimized for the different hardware they have and tested - resulting in longer update schedual than the OEMs like Apple and Google. Tho I must accept, that the speed should be considerably faster, since this should be Googles and Samsungs interest, to get updates out ASAP after release.
Samsung is not so consistent with updates. For example, my A3 2016 model got last security update on 1 August 2016. It has been a long time. Tsk tsk tsk.
I am fine with waiting as long as they deliver a clean update with as less bugs as possible.
Samsung may not be the fastest to update, but they are generally consistent with their 18 to 24 month guaranteed updates for it's flagships. That's why S3 which went from 4.0 ICS all the way to 4.3 JB and that's why S5 which started from 4.4 KK is updated to 6.0.1 MM and still gets regular security updates.
Android its like this.devolped by Google and it's modified from the others. This takes a lot of time always. It's not like ios. And it will be always like that. Software updates from Samsung was always nightmare.
Danielp, 17 Jan 2017wtf Samsung... how Apple always give updates at the time...... So does google
kool addy, 17 Jan 2017This is Why i don't use any other phone except sony, right from Ericsson k810i, ray, S, Z,z1,z... moreMotorola did it before sony and they dont have any problems.They have a better UI
Mailman, 17 Jan 2017I don't understand why you need to worry about update which will bring minor changes? I think ... moreBecause we pay a lot of money not just for the phone but for future uodates. Even the new crappy UMi ohone has android 7 and it was launched in december for 200 USD. Please tell me why did i pay top bucks for s7 edge , if a no name company gets the update first?