Google Pixel and One Plus Remains On Top In Android 10 Report Card, Samsung Makes Surprising Improvements!

As much as one can appreciate the open nature of Android’s ecosystem, updates become a challenge considering how the latest version of the operating system has to remain compatible with so many smartphone makers available in markets around the world.

The proof of this problem can be seen in the latest report card for Android 10, before the launch of Android 11 and we can see that companies like One Plus and Samsung are leading with a huge margin against other reputable competitors.

Computer World is considered to be a relatively authentic source for the yearly analysis of Android updates and over the years, Google’s efforts for making operations easier for OEMs seem to be going in vain. The company continued to slow down and not care about the expectations that its customers had from all the updates. But not in the 2020’s report card for Android 10. Just like how 2019 brought up some bright points, Android 10 also came up with good news.

To start things off, the biggest OEM Samsung earned a grade above F for the first time. The company managed to score D+ (68%) and the credit for this goes to how their team pushed Android 10 to S10 and Note 10 flagships, along with its year-old S9 and Note 9 devices. This result stands way better when compared to F (37%) in the previous year.

Although the results are commendable for Samsung but there is still room for a lot of improvements. Nonetheless, the company at least bothered to do some effort and moved a long way from barely even trying once. Overall, Samsung took 100 days to release the Android 10 update after Google had already launched it and therefore Samsung should and can do better.

So, who is really at the top? It’s Google’s own Pixel devices with a 100% score. As they are the ones who make the updates so their dominance comes as very obvious. One Plus also faired better as compared to Pie’s with a B (85%) versus a C (74%).

The overall list, however, is as follows:

Motorola — F (0%) 

HTC — F (0%) 

LG — F (43%) 

Samsung — D+ (68%) 

OnePlus — B (85%) 

Google — A (100%) 

For the rest on the board, it’s only F. LG G8 took 129 days to push the Android 10 update but it scored 43% because of LG G7 not getting the support at all. The results are not better for the company’s V-series as well. Not so surprisingly, HTC and Motorola didn’t bother to roll out any Android 10 updates.

If we go beyond this list, Sony is another company whose speedy Android updates would be ranked in between One Plus and Samsung.

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