I have no idea when this was originally posted, but this is the first I’ve seen of it. You can, and should, click the image above to see the full infographic, which provides some insight into why it takes so damn long for handset makers and carriers to push out Android OS software updates.
Unfortunately, the delays are kind of just the nature of the Android beast, for now at least, and this infographic helps explain why. HTC recently committed to providing Android updates for many of its devices for a minimum of two years after they’re first released, as part of its HTC Advantage program.
If you really want Android updates ASAP, get yourself a Nexus device, a Google Play/developer edition of the HTC One or a developer edition Samsung Galaxy phone.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.