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Which brand do you think leads in updating smartphone software and security?

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While there are tons of Android phone manufacturers, getting them to update your device isn't always easy. Even some of the larger Android manufacturers can sometimes take months to issue an update and this is usually a stat that Apple loves to have a slide on at iOS events.

If you are keen on purchasing an Android phone that gets updated fast, the you should look at Counterpoint Research’s latest white-paper which highlights the top vendors with fastest updates as Nokia, Samsung, Xiaomi and Huawei.

Nokia leads the pack with 96% of its smartphones sold since Q3 2018 are running the latest version of Android which is Android Pie. Samsung follows at 89%, Xiaomi at  84% and Huawei at 82%. 

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The full Counterpoint Research report can be accessed by clicking here. Interestingly, vendors like OnePlus are missing from this report which, we would assume are amongst the fastest to issue Android updates.

Counterpoint Research’s states that device makers need to step up their efforts to provide regular software and security updates to their users.