Rumor: Google will publish rankings update policy Android manufacturers

May

26

2016

Google intends to make public a list of the manufacturers of Android devices perform in the release of updates. That list has Google made earlier this year and sent to relevant companies.

By revealing the list of Google will increase the pressure on manufacturers to provide timely updates to all of their Android devices, claiming financial news agency Bloomberg based on own resources. This would Google want manufacturers that are low or not on the list would be ashamed. A top executive of carrier Sprint confirms the existence of the list.

The list would first give an overview of how manufacturers handle updating devices on Android. Many manufacturers have a whole lineup of devices, such as Samsung and Huawei, often updating or their recent high-end smartphones, but with cheaper handsets and tablets continue those updates often lag behind.

However, Google will continue even if it would publish that list to run into problems. The approval process updates can take up to providers to three months, as Bloomberg claims. The financial news agency speaks about the American situation and it is unknown how it is in the Benelux. also accept Europe providers updates before they appear in order to ensure that devices continue to work on mobile networks. The providers are afraid that customers with complaints in their report instead of the manufacturer of the smartphone.

Updates are on Android been a problem and that strong last year came forward after the publication of the Stage Fright leak. Since then Google comes with monthly patch rounds but many manufacturers who do not perform or much later in their own devices. The only smartphones and tablets that continuously kept up to date as Google themselves, such as the Nexus 6p, 5x, 9 and Pixel C tablet.

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