Android update: why should Google publish its list of shame as of now

Android update: why should Google publish its list of shame as of now

The information was talked about when it came out two months ago. We learned that, faced with the problem of slow updates Android, Google had decided to take the lead in creating a ranking of manufacturers according to the updates they offer. Today, a few weeks of the official launch of Nougat, the publication of this list of shame appears more than necessary if the firm Moutain View does not want the problem persists another year.

Android Nougat arrives very soon, and yet many people are still waiting patiently for the latest update of Android Marshmallow on their smartphone. For multiple users, it's hard to get up to speed with the latest Google mobile OS news when you feel drunk in a parallel timeline, where the latest version is two years old. The most worrying is that obsolete versions leave vulnerable devices. We should not have to wait for another Stagefright scandal to force manufacturers to change their priorities and update their devices.

If you've been following us for some time, you know there are many reasons why new updates take so long. Many arguments (and even pieces of evidence) can be put on the table to show that Google is making progress in the field and is moving in the right direction. But let's be realistic, we are far from a perfect situation.

Google is making progress in the field and is moving in the right direction. But let's be realistic, we are far from a perfect situation

Thus, the day before the arrival of Android 7.0 Nougat, Marshmallow nanime only 15.2% of the park of the smartphones and tablets Android according to the figures rvls like every month by Google on its site dedicated to the developers. Android 5.0 Lollipop remains the most used version at the moment with 35.5% of the devices while KitKat closes the podium with 29.2% of the terminals, which is almost a third of the Android users.

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Android KiiKat still accounts for 29.2% of Android devices. Google

The imminent arrival of Android Nougat is therefore the ideal time for Google to publish its list of manufacturers while making clear the importance of this ranking for users. Manufacturers are now attracting more attention from consumers to a new model for other innovations (fingerprint reader, curved screen, iris scanner, camera …) while always leaving followed by his smartphones.

The imminent arrival of Android Nougat is therefore the ideal time for Google to publish its list of manufacturers

When this list is public, it will put some pressure on manufacturers who feel then obliged to close their process or be honest with their customers by not promising them any update after the purchase of their phone.

Do you think users have the right to see Google's shame list? Could this element have an impact on your buying behavior? Tell us everything in the comments.

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