bennycop, 15 Nov 2017That's why I think it's better for Google to release the new Android on 2 years, becouse other... moreIt is not postponing the time of release of new versions of Android that will solve the problem.
Google will only solve this problem when, like Microsoft, it takes on the role of keeping all Android devices up-to-date, whether it's hers or not.
Luxor, 15 Nov 2017If android phone dont exist, imagine Apple the only brand in the world. Who could afford $600-... moreYou have an interesting sentence, yes right if there is no Android it might be all only there is Apple and course Apple will be number 1 today, maybe i just have old Symbian phone, Windows phone or if not maybe touch screen such as Nokia N8, Nokia 808, etc, may also qwerty phone, to be honest I was fascinated with your words, if will have touch screen such as Apple product maybe i'll just buy an iPhone 5 today, luckily there is Android although it is not entirely perfect such as update system etc, it make able to attract many consumers with some choice starting from entry-level, mid range and premium, but if there is no Android also we will not find the bezel-less, dual camera and screen fold.
For everyone, I don't care about updates because I only have entry-level phone with marshmallow os, using some native apps/stock on android, playstore, playing games is pretty sophisticated,
Back when I had a Symbian Nokia like E63, N70, when I have it does not think for updates, just sms, phone, games and photos, yes though it used to have no updates like android and ios now, now i'm happy with the touch screen in my hand,
Indeed not all android phone get updates, I think only flagship phone (Nexus and Pixel) and certain brands (mid-range phone, One and Go maybe) just get updates, with my budget maybe I will buy new phone and certain new os if android 100-200 euro maybe it's Nokia 2, Nokia 3, Moto E4 and Moto E4 plus or another choice iPhone 5, IPhone 5s, There many here also speak about problem between Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Symbian, Blackberry, etc., please note all brands have such a glorious period as Symbian and Blackberry, Windows Phone as well, once Nokia is called a million people with mobile phone, now also Android and iPhone was called cellphone billion people, so all have glorious period, especially with update that I don't think it should not be a problem.
Maya N, 15 Nov 2017You seem to have forgot about symbian, Blackberry Oscars and windows mobile. If android wasn'... moreYou might be correct. Windows would flourish instead. Well, to be honest who dont want windows on tbeir tablet and pcs. But, the same problem of updates willl still persist. Windows phone from many brands like Samsung, HTC, LG, Alcatel, ZTE, Acer, Huawei & Lenovo. They all will have fast updates on flagship only and launch old windows bersion with no updates on the cheaper midranger amd lowbudget phone. No difference from android universe. On the bright side, Lumia or Surface brand would be like windows version of Nexus and Pixel. Symbian still would die anyway. Blackberry might stays a little longer.
Luxor, 15 Nov 2017If android phone dont exist, imagine Apple the only brand in the world. Who could afford $600-... moreYou seem to have forgot about symbian, Blackberry Oscars and windows mobile. If android wasn't there Windows Phone would have had many apps and there would be no app gap and it would be android of today and it didn't had any update problem like android.
CAVBR, 15 Nov 2017Windows launches major updates every 6 months, and I see no problem. The problem is not in Go... moreThat's why I think it's better for Google to release the new Android on 2 years, becouse other companies could not catch up
This is just a hell news for devs. While iOS devs would switch to latest version very easily after some month of release, but the Android is different. It's V8.0, but most devs target V5 or 6. Seems version 6 is new for now, 7 in beta stage, and 8 in alpha. too bad.
Dude1111, 13 Nov 2017Kitkat is the new GingerbreadJust like Windows 7 is the new Windows XP.
bennycop, 14 Nov 2017I think Google shouldn't make new Android every year, I'm tired with Google, they just doesn't... moreWindows launches major updates every 6 months, and I see no problem.
The problem is not in Google releasing new versions annually, but in not being able to make that version arrive in as many devices as possible and in a short time.
Lumina, 14 Nov 2017Same. I'm still using my first ever smartphone --- the Xperia X10 Mini Pro which runs on Andro... moreNot long ago I played with a Motorola Titanium, which was in this version (and was released in the days when it already had Android Ice Cream Sandwich). The customization even tried to help, but the experience is very bad.
Curious that at the time, I still managed to install WhatsApp on it.
Anonymous, 14 Nov 2017Cupcake anyone? :DIf Froyo is already difficult to handle in 2017, imagine Cupcake?
I've played in a Motorola Cliq XT (Quench) and in a HTC Magic not so long ago, and you quickly realize how precarious this version is.
To tell you the truth, you can still handle Android Jelly Bean, but Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb and Gingerbread in 2017 is difficult to use.
Curious still have 7.4% that use the versions Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean in the end of 2017.
Anonymous, 14 Nov 2017Bahahaha regardless of percentages the fact that 9 versions of Android are on the chart repres... moreIf android phone dont exist, imagine Apple the only brand in the world. Who could afford $600-1000 flagship? Not your average Joe of course. Billions of human wont have a smartphone and the world would be less connected and we as a human race would still live like early 2000. Android is a game changer that is there to fill in the gap. Be grateful it exist atleast. All those beautiful advanced technology you see these day thanks to android. The real problem is android manufacturer refuses to use stock android which admitedly lack interesting features compared to ones offered by other manufacturer custom skins. This produce segregation in fast update and slow update. Flagship get fast update and price higher due to more R&D and software development budget used on them. Midrange and low budget phone have slow or almost no update because they just borrow whatever previous year flagship software to reduce R&D cost thus making them cheaper with old android version. But of course it possible to make midrange or low budget phone using latest android, BUT with one condition, it will definitely use the boring stock android that most people find unappealing. On the bright side, its cheaper than flagship. There is no such thing as flagship with stock android unless it is Nexus or Pixel.
Imperator Neubaticus, 14 Nov 2017It's funny how kids are so proud of their oreo-touting sony phones when sony isn't even a top ... moreYou think we care if Sony is in the top 10 when we buy their phones? Lol Sounds more like you care
Bahahaha regardless of percentages the fact that 9 versions of Android are on the chart represents the problem in itself.
Anonymous, 14 Nov 2017Can't even imagine of beating iOS update speed. lolI got Oreo on my Mi5 (6 days after release) before my friend got iOS11 on his iPhone 6s. You can build your own update from Google's server you know, you don't have to wait for the OEM
bennycop, 14 Nov 2017I think Google shouldn't make new Android every year, I'm tired with Google, they just doesn't... moreYou make very little sense. Features and security updates need to be delivered somehow, it doesn't matter too much for other manufacturers, if it gets released as a "Large" update or "Small" update.
Except if it would be only "Small" updates, they possibly wouldn't bother to adapt these updates at all..
We can only hope Google "Treble" feature works, it aims to split Android OS from other manufacturer visual additions, so users theoretically would receive a Android OS update, without the original manufacturer having to re-program their OS to work with the new update.
Anonymous, 14 Nov 2017Can't even imagine of beating iOS update speed. lolYep.. iOS needs all those updates to squash the myriad of bugs plaguing the OS.. iOS 11 cant even type A[¿] properly.. My xperia ray on ICS 4.0.4 chugs along nicely without any problems even with no update