And people always go on a tantrum throwing crusade when I tell them why I love software side of iPhones because it has none of this nonsense. When there is an update you'll get it that moment and you're pretty much guaranteed to get that for 5 years. Google seriously needs to entirely restructure how Android is made and distributed because its fragmentation is the biggest nonsense I've seen to date anywhere. Even Samsung's promises of 3 years of updates has a microscopic asterisk at the end which basically says "only if you buy our most expensive stuff". For everything else they churn out on weekly basis it's business as usual. Months of waiting with a pinch of hope you'll actually get the next major OS version. Most phones these days even from mid range segment are fast enough to last for years without becoming unbearably slow, but they are all made obsolete through lack of OS updates.
Dometalican, 08 Oct 2020That's why it begs the question: why make SO many phones (releasing them late every year ... moreWell but then you need a smaller and a larger variant (8) and when you‘re at it, you can release different storage configurations (16) in different local country variants (24) with different camera arrays (28) with some missing NFC while others have it (32) and you can pull a OnePlus and release 2 flagships a year )34) with 3 storage tiers and 2 sizes (40) and you make a phone that has a pen (42) in 3 storage variants and 2 sizes (48) and now you‘re just another chinese phone manufacturer flooding the market with different variants of phones and the only reason you still get attention is because you have an article on GSMArena for each phone you release which is every fcking week.
And don‘t forget the software rollouts start in Latin America first, and then move on to Australia before they reach the rest of the World, which again gives you 3 different articles on GSMArena and thus more attention.
This budget phone is now getting it's second major update. Kudos to HMD
Davy Jones, 08 Oct 2020My zenfone max pro M1 Is still stuck on android 10 beta😐😐Don't worry Asus won't launch a single budget or midrange phone until they give you an update.
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2020I wanted to laugh but then remembered, my Redmi Note 8 didn't receive the update to this day.Aside from security patches, there's no need to have the lates version. In terms of UI and functionality, Android 9 is in par with MIUI9. If you're well versed with tech, you don't need the latest security patch too.
Also, don't just look at providing update. Look at how well the update was. I've seen people complaining a lot with updates. It's a good thing though. Providing updates, and I appreciate that.
My zenfone max pro M1 Is still stuck on android 10 beta😐😐
Dometalican, 08 Oct 2020That's why it begs the question: why make SO many phones (releasing them late every year ... moreOr just like Apple. Sensible (at least for me) flagship (XR, 11), best of the best (absurdly nonsense) (Pro(fit)), utilitarian (fine for daily usage as far you had life) (SE). Heck I've bought used 1st gen SE in 2018, it hardly let me down for my task. For some reason, this little **** still got updates. Kinda reminded me with Windows Phone (RIP).
Dometalican, 08 Oct 2020That's why it begs the question: why make SO many phones (releasing them late every year ... moreUsing old CPU like 835 or 845 today is not worth.
Support from Qualcomm depends on how popular cpu is today.
Also, 845 is 10nm when few from 7xx are 8 and 7nm already.
Android One is scam.
Phones from Sony , OnePlus and few from Huawei get new android before them.
sadh, 08 Oct 2020Lol, this Nokia 3.1 is also 1.5years old when Android 10 first come out. And a mid range phone... moreThat's why it begs the question: why make SO many phones (releasing them late every year as well) if the software updates are gonna be tough to keep track of? I think all phone companies should release 4 simple phones:
1. The one budget phone on Android Go
2. Low-level to level Mid-ranger on Android One
3. Level to Higher-level mid-ranger (maybe even using a flagship processor from 2 years ago or something)
4. Flagship among flagships.
EVERY year and that's it. That way, it's easier to keep track of.
sadh, 08 Oct 2020Lol, this Nokia 3.1 is also 1.5years old when Android 10 first come out. And a mid range phone... moreNoway is this a mid ranger. More of an entry level . If this is a mid ranger then what's something like the Poco x3
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2020I wanted to laugh but then remembered, my Redmi Note 8 didn't receive the update to this day.Lol, this Nokia 3.1 is also 1.5years old when Android 10 first come out. And a mid range phone as well.
I think it's better late than never. HMD has lots of Android phones and they keep their promise to update every single of those phones twice in their lifetime.
On the other hand, Redmi is giving skin update but not the Android version. Smh.
I wanted to laugh but then remembered, my Redmi Note 8 didn't receive the update to this day.