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If a manufacturer comes out with six different models every year, is it worth continuing to support all of them…every single year?
Android manufacturers often aren’t as interested as they should be in updating devices after they’re released (especially cheaper ones).
Lastly, Android smartphone manufacturers are also beholden to cell phone carriers, who can delay updates by months on their networks.
Back in the early days of Android, system updates were very random: they would roll out at different times, and often several times per year.So every time there’s an Android update, the manufacturers have to take time adding all their fancy crap in. And, of course, some new versions of Android just come with increased hardware requirements, preventing them from working on older devices—the same is true for the i Phone (and even desktop computers).However, since there are so many Android phones, a lot lose support much earlier.Again, this is getting better, but it’s still not great.RELATED: If you’re sick of not getting updates, there’s one very clear path to take: buy a Pixel.
All that said, there is a series of Android phones made to directly mimic (and compete with) the i Phone in terms of release cycle and product support: the Pixel line.