HTC attempts to quell Android update anger

HTC has created an infographic that is intended to shine a light on why it takes so long for Android updates to hit its phones.

 

The smartphone maker has launched a website that details the process.

The number one complaint about Android is how long it takes for updates to hit phones from the point they are announced by Google. At T3 towers, it seems that for the first three weeks after a new Android update comes out, all we write about is when individual phones will – or as is sometimes the case, won’t – get the update.

The company has said that it wants to be as transparent as possible when it comes to why it takes so long for Android updates to be released. In its defence, HTC is one of the fastest to roll out major updates to its customers’ smartphones.

An infographic on the website – called the Anatomy of an Android OS Update – shows the various steps that HTC and other Android phone makers have to go through.

It breaks down what it calls “the steps of preparation”. It also reveals that the number one complaint that developers have – that Android devices are too fragmented – is also a huge problem for phone makers.

HTC's infographic reveals the five stages – evaluation, development, integration, certification and push to consumers – in some detail.

Does this make you feel better about how long you have to wait for the latest version of Android? Or do you still feel a jealous rage inside you when you see your iPhone owning friends get the latest update to iOS in one go?

Via:Pocket-Lint

Get more from Android

Best apps for Android to download 2014
Best Android Apps 2013: Free and paid apps for Android

Whether you're after the latest free Android apps or the Samsung Galaxy S4 essentials, T3's app experts pick the best Android apps to grab in 2013

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now