Which Android manufacturer updates the most?

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In the eternal debate with Apple, one of the main flaws that is pointed out to Android is the low frequency of updates. Being a system confined to a few devices, iOS is able to update itself longer and on a much larger percentage of models. In contrast, the open source nature of Android means that many companies use it in their own way on their phones, creating a vast fragmentation of the operating system. Also because each company has its own update policy and there are those who tend to update more and those less. If you have wondered what is the manufacturer that updates di più to subsequent releases of Android, you are in the right place: with this article you will have an answer.

Last updated: May 2022

Who updates the most? Comparison of the main Android smartphone companies

Given the delicacy of the subject, however, it is necessary to make some premise. The first concerns the list of producers that we have considered, with a focus on the more typically Asian panorama. This means that you find in the list Xiaomi, Redmi, POCO, Black Shark, Huawei, Honor, OnePlus, OPPO, Realme e live. However, to give you a more complete overview, we have also decided to include Samsung, Nokia e Motorola, three of the most typically "Western" major companies. We have not included other brands such as Sony due to the lack of diffusion on the market, as well as other companies poco present such as Nubia, Red Magic, Meizu, ZTE and so on.

The other premise concerns the timing analyzed. Since we are in 2021 and a new version of Android comes out a year, we have included the models released from today to 2017. from Android 6 Marshmallow up to Android 12, but we will keep this article updated over time. While it hasn't been released on a large scale yet, we still kept Android 12 and related manufacturer roadmaps in mind. We also premise that the analysis concerns only the updates of the Android version and not those of the proprietary interfaces (MIUI, OxygenOS and so on).

The last premise concerns the accuracy of the data. We have not included any model, excluding special variants or variants limited to small geographical areas. Furthermore, especially for some brands that produce many models (especially low-cost ones), sometimes it is not easy to know if a specific model of low diffusion has actually been updated. In this case, we invite you to report possible errors, but we guarantee that the evaluations would not undergo any particular changes.

Where the average of the major updates of a given brand is not reported, it is because there is not enough history to draw up one.


Apple

First off: actually, how long does Apple update its iPhones? Taking into consideration the latest iOS 14 major update, the list of compatible models goes back to iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Having been launched in 2015 with iOS 9 on board, we can say that Apple currently offers 5 major update. Keep this number in mind, because now you will understand why iOS users always point out this difference.

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Xiaomi

Let's start with Xiaomi, one of the most prolific manufacturers in both Asia and Europe. And it is one of the companies that most relies on its MIUI interface, frequently updated and on many models from multiple generations. However, it is necessary to distinguish between the parent company and the various sub-brands, whose software management takes place in a diversified manner. Xiaomi has almost always insured 2 major update is preferably used for premium and medium / high range, except for a few models here and there. These two updates are guaranteed for the top models but not for the variants marketed on a smaller scale (such as Mi MIX 3 5G or Mi 6X). It can also be seen how, since Xiaomi also entered the western market, the gestation of updates has improved.

Flagship: ~ 2 major update

Departure releaseCurrent release
2021
Xiaomi Mi 11Android 11Android 12
Xiaomi Mi 11 ProAndroid 11Android 12
Xiaomi mi 11 ultraAndroid 11Android 12
Xiaomi Mi 11iAndroid 11Android 12
Xiaomi Mi 11XAndroid 11Android 11
Xiaomi Mi 11X ProAndroid 11Android 12
Xiaomi 11tAndroid 11Android 12
Xiaomi 11t proAndroid 11Android 12
Xiaomi Mi 10SAndroid 11Android 12
Xiaomi MIX 4Android 11Android 12
Xiaomi Mi MIX FoldAndroid 11Android 11
2020
Xiaomi Mi 10Android 10Android 12
Xiaomi Mi 10 ProAndroid 10Android 12
Xiaomi mi 10 ultraAndroid 10Android 12
Xiaomi Mi 10TAndroid 10Android 12
Xiaomi Mi 10T ProAndroid 10Android 12
2019
Xiaomi Mi 9Android 9Android 11
Xiaomi Mi 9 ProAndroid 9Android 11
Xiaomi Mi 9T ProAndroid 9Android 11
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5GAndroid 9Android 9
2018
Xiaomi Mi 8Android 8Android 10
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3Android 9Android 10
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2Android 8Android 10
2017
Xiaomi Mi 6Android 7Android 9
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2Android 7Android 9

Mid-range: ~ 1/2 major update

Departure releaseCurrent release
2021
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4GAndroid 11Android 12
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5GAndroid 11Android 12
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5GAndroid 11Android 12
Xiaomi Mi 10iAndroid 10Android 12
Xiaomi CIVIAndroid 11Android 12
2020
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5GAndroid 10Android 12
Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth (Lite Zoom)Android 10Android 12
Xiaomi Mi 10T LiteAndroid 10Android 12
Xiaomi MiNote 10 LiteAndroid 10Android 12
2019
Xiaomi Mi 9 SEAndroid 9Android 11
Xiaomi Mi 9 LiteAndroid 9Android 11
Xiaomi Mi 9TAndroid 9Android 11
Xiaomi MiNote 10/10 ProAndroid 9Android 11
Xiaomi Mi CC9Android 9Android 11
Xiaomi Mi CC9 ProAndroid 9Android 11
Xiaomi Mi CC9eAndroid 9Android 10
Xiaomi Mi CC9 Meitu EditionAndroid 9Android 11
2018
Xiaomi Mi 8 SEAndroid 8Android 10
Xiaomi Mi 8 LiteAndroid 8Android 10
Xiaomi Mi Max 3Android 8Android 10
Xiaomi Mi 6XAndroid 8Android 9
2017
Xiaomi Mi Note 3Android 7Android 9
Xiaomi Mi Max 2Android 7Android 7
Xiaomi Mi 5XAndroid 7Android 8

Entry-level: 0 major update

Departure release Current release
2018
Xiaomi Mi PlayAndroid 8Android 8
2017
Xiaomi Mi 5CAndroid 6Android 6
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Redmi

As anticipated, Redmi is part of Xiaomi, but is dedicated to different market segments. Xiaomi focuses on the most premium products, while Redmi packs the cheapest (and best-selling) products. With the exception of the high-end K series, all other models do not go beyond the single major update, a mole does not give poco when you consider that the Redmi Note series represents a large chunk of the global Android market. For this I wrote an editorial about it, explaining why Redmi should adapt differently, even if Xiaomi is trying to improve. Fortunately, even the entry-level range is not forgotten, almost always guaranteeing a major update.

Flagship: ~ 2 major update

Departure releaseCurrent release
2021
Redmi K40Android 11Android 12
Redmi K40 ProAndroid 11Android 12
Redmi K40 Pro +Android 11Android 12
Redmi K40 GamingAndroid 11Android 12
2020
Redmi K30 4GAndroid 10Android 12
Redmi K30 5GAndroid 10Android 12
Redmi K30 ProAndroid 10Android 12
Redmi K30 UltraAndroid 10Android 12
Redmi K30SAndroid 10Android 12
2019
Redmi K20Android 9Android 11
Redmi K20 ProAndroid 9Android 11

Mid-range: ~ 1 major update

Departure releaseCurrent release
2021
Redmi Note 10Android 11Android 12
Redmi Note 10 5GAndroid 11Android 12
Redmi Notes 10SAndroid 11Android 12
Redmi Note 10TAndroid 11Android 11
Redmi Note 10 LiteAndroid 11Android 11
Notes redmi 10 ProAndroid 11Android 12
Redmi Note 10 Pro 5GAndroid 11Android 12
Redmi Note 10 Pro MaxAndroid 11Android 12
Redmi Note 10 IAndroid 11Android 12
Redmi Note 9TAndroid 11Android 11
Redmi Note 8 (2021)Android 11Android 12
2020
Redmi k30iAndroid 10Android 12
Redmi 10XAndroid 10Android 11
Redmi 10X 5GAndroid 10Android 11
Redmi 10X ProAndroid 10Android 11
Redmi Note 9Android 10Android 11
Redmi Note 9 4GAndroid 10Android 12
Redmi Note 9 5GAndroid 10Android 12
Redmi Notes 9SAndroid 10Android 11
Notes redmi 9 ProAndroid 10Android 11
Redmi Note 9 Pro 5GAndroid 10Android 12
Redmi Note 9 Pro MaxAndroid 10Android 11
2019
Redmi Note 8Android 9Android 11
Redmi Note 8TAndroid 9Android 11
Notes redmi 8 ProAndroid 9Android 11
Redmi Note 7 / 7SAndroid 9Android 10
Notes redmi 7 ProAndroid 9Android 10
2018
Notes redmi 6 ProAndroid 8Android 9
Redmi Note 5Android 8Android 9
Notes redmi 5 ProAndroid 7Android 9
2017
Redmi Note 5AAndroid 7Android 7
Redmi Note 4Android 6Android 6
Redmi Notes 4XAndroid 6Android 7

Entry-level: ~ 1 major update

Departure releaseCurrent release
2021
redmi 10Android 11Android 12
Redmi 10 PrimeAndroid 11Android 11
redmi 9TAndroid 10Android 12
2020
redmi 9Android 10Android 11
Redmi 9CAndroid 10Android 10
Redmi 9C NFCAndroid 10Android 10
Redmi 9A / 9ATAndroid 10Android 11
Redmi 9 IndiaAndroid 10Android 10
redmi 9iAndroid 10 Android 10
Redmi 9 powerAndroid 10 Android 10
Redmi 8A Pro / DualAndroid 9Android 10
2019
redmi 8Android 9Android 10
Redmi 8AAndroid 9Android 10
redmi 7Android 9Android 10
Redmi 7AAndroid 9Android 10
Redmi Y3Android 9Android 10
2018
redmi 6Android 8Android 10
Redmi 6 ProAndroid 9Android 10
Redmi 6AAndroid 8Android 10
Redmi Y2Android 8Android 9
Redmi S2Android 8Android 9
2017
redmi 5Android 7Android 8
Redmi 5 PlusAndroid 7Android 8
Redmi 5AAndroid 7Android 8
Redmi Y1Android 7Android 8
redmi 4Android 6Android 7
Redmi 4XAndroid 6Android 7
Redmi 4AAndroid 6Android 7
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POCO

It is difficult to give a true rating to the frequency of updates of POCO, given the few models in the catalog. Furthermore, most of the models are rebrands of Xiaomi and Redmi phones already in circulation. However, let's take stock of the situation. We will talk about it later, when there will be a more concrete history on which to base.

Flagship

Departure release Current release
2021
POCO F3Android 11Android 12
POCO F3GTAndroid 11Android 12
2020
POCO F2 ProAndroid 10Android 12
2018
POCO F1Android 8Android 10

Mid-range

Departure release Current release
2021
POCO X3 ProAndroid 11Android 12
POCO X3 GTAndroid 11Android 12
POCO M4 ProAndroid 11Android 11
POCO M4 Pro 5GAndroid 11Android 11
POCO M3 ProAndroid 11Android 11
POCO M3 Pro 5GAndroid 11Android 12
POCO M2 ReloadedAndroid 10Android 10
2020
POCO X3Android 10Android 11
POCO X2Android 10Android 12
POCO M3Android 10Android 11
POCO M2 ProAndroid 10Android 11

Entry-level

Departure release Current release
2021
POCO C31Android 10Android 10
2020
POCO M2Android 10Android 11
POCO C3Android 10Android 10
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Black Shark

Of all the Xiaomi sub-brands, Black Shark is undoubtedly the most "unfortunate" in terms of updates. Not only is the JoyUI much less updated than the MIUI, but the Android version is also not treated better. It is still early to say, but a top of the range like the first Black Shark stopped with just one major update. We will see if over time this branch of Xiaomi will improve or if this negative trend will be confirmed.

Flagship: ~ 1/2 major update

Departure release Current release
2021
Black Shark 4Android 11Android 11
Black Shark 4 ProAndroid 11Android 11
2020
Black Shark 3Android 10Android 11
Black Shark 3 ProAndroid 10Android 11
Black shark 3sAndroid 10Android 11
2019
Black Shark 2Android 9Android 11
Black Shark 2 ProAndroid 9Android 11
2018
Black SharkAndroid 8Android 9
black shark joyui 11

Huawei

If already before the management of Android updates was not one of Huawei's strengths, with the US ban the situation has become decidedly complicated. No longer having Google services on its products, the company is focusing on HarmonyOS and related Huawei Mobile Services. The new fork of Android has taken the place of Android on Huawei terminals, so we do not rule out that it may progressively leave this list.

Flagship

Departure releaseCurrent release
2021
Huawei P50HarmonyOS 2.0HarmonyOS 2.0
Huawei P50 ProHarmonyOS 2.0HarmonyOS 2.0
Huawei Mate X2Android 10Android 10
Huawei Mate 40EAndroid 10Android 10
2020
Huawei P40Android 10Android 10
Huawei P40 ProAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei P40 Pro +Android 10Android 10
Huawei P30 Pro New EditionAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Mate 40Android 10Android 10
Huawei Mate 40 ProAndroid 10 Android 10
Huawei Mate 40 Pro +Android 10 Android 10
Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche DesignAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Mate XSAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Mate 30E ProAndroid 10Android 10
2019
Huawei P30Android 9Android 10
Huawei P30Android 9Android 10
Huawei Mate 30Android 10Android 10
Huawei Mate 30 ProAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche DesignAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Mate XAndroid 9Android 9
2018
Huawei P20Android 8Android 10
Huawei P20 ProAndroid 9Android 10
Huawei Mate 20Android 8Android 10
Huawei Mate 20 ProAndroid 8Android 9
Huawei Mate 20 XAndroid 8Android 9
2017
Huawei P10Android 7Android 8
Huawei P10 PlusAndroid 7Android 8
Huawei Mate 10Android 7Android 8
Huawei Mate 10 ProAndroid 7Android 8

Mid-range

Departure releaseCurrent release
2021
Huawei Nova 9HarmonyOS 2.0HarmonyOS 2.0
Huawei Nova 9 ProHarmonyOS 2.0HarmonyOS 2.0
Huawei Nova 8iAndroid 10Android 10
2020
Huawei P40 LiteAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei P40 Lite 5GAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei P40 Lite EAndroid 9Android 9
Huawei P30 Lite New EditionAndroid 9Android 9
Huawei P Smart 2021Android 10Android 10
Huawei P SmartSAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei P Smart 2020Android 9Android 9
Huawei Nova 8Android 10Android 10
Huawei Nova 8 ProAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Nova 8 SEAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Nova 7 5GAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Nova 7 ProAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Nova 7 SEAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Nova 7 SE VitalityAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Nova 7iAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Enjoy 20 PlusAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Enjoy 20 ProAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Enjoy 20SEAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Enjoy Z 5GAndroid 10Android 10
2019
Huawei P30 LiteAndroid 9Android 10
Huawei P20 Lite 2019 Android 9Android 9
Huawei Mate 30 LiteAndroid 9Android 9
Huawei P Smart ZAndroid 9Android 10
Huawei P Smart + 2019Android 9Android 9
Huawei P Smart ProAndroid 9Android 9
Huawei Nova 5Android 9Android 10
Huawei Nova 5TAndroid 9Android 10
Huawei Nova 5 ProAndroid 9Android 10
Huawei Nova 5i ProAndroid 9Android 10
Huawei Nova 5ZAndroid 9Android 10
Huawei Nova 5i Android 9Android 9
Huawei Nova 4e Android 9Android 9
Huawei Enjoy 10sAndroid 9Android 10
Huawei Enjoy 10 PlusAndroid 9Android 9
2018
Huawei P20 LiteAndroid 8Android 9
Huawei Mate 20 LiteAndroid 8Android 10
Huawei P SmartAndroid 8Android 9
Huawei P Smart +Android 8Android 9
Huawei P Smart 2019Android 9Android 10
Huawei Nova 4Android 9Android 9
Huawei Nova 3Android 8Android 9
Huawei Nova 3eAndroid 8Android 9
Huawei Nova 3iAndroid 8Android 9
Huawei Nova 2 LiteAndroid 8Android 8
Huawei Enjoy 9 PlusAndroid 8Android 8
Huawei Enjoy 8 PlusAndroid 8Android 8
Huawei Enjoy MaxAndroid 8Android 8
2017
Huawei P10 LiteAndroid 7Android 9
Huawei P9 Lite 2017Android 7Android 8
Huawei P9 Lite MiniAndroid 7Android 7
Huawei Mate 10 LiteAndroid 7Android 8
Huawei Nova 2Android 7Android 8
Huawei Nova 2 PlusAndroid 7Android 8
Huawei Nova 2iAndroid 7Android 8
Huawei Nova 2sAndroid 8Android 9
Huawei Nova LiteAndroid 7Android 8
Huawei Nova YouthAndroid 7Android 8
Huawei Enjoy 7 PlusAndroid 7Android 7
Huawei Enjoy 7SAndroid 8Android 8

Entry-level

Departure releaseCurrent release
2020
Huawei y9aAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Y8sAndroid 9Android 9
Huawei Y8PAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei y7aAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Y7PAndroid 9Android 9
Huawei Y6PAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Y5PAndroid 10Android 10
Huawei Enjoy 20Android 10Android 10
Huawei Enjoy 10eAndroid 10Android 10
2019
Huawei Y9sAndroid 9Android 10
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 Android 9Android 10
Huawei Y7 2019Android 8Android 8
Huawei Y7 Prime 2019Android 8Android 8
Huawei Y6 2019Android 9Android 9
Huawei Y6 Pro 2019Android 9Android 9
Huawei Y6 Prime 2019Android 9Android 9
Huawei Y6sAndroid 9Android 9
Huawei Y5 2019Android 9Android 9
Huawei Enjoy 10Android 9Android 9
Huawei Enjoy 9eAndroid 9Android 9
2018
Huawei Y9 2019Android 8Android 9
Huawei Y9 2018Android 8Android 8
Huawei Y7 Pro 2019Android 8Android 8
Huawei Y7 Prime 2018Android 8Android 8
Huawei Y7 Pro 2018Android 8Android 8
Huawei Y6 2018Android 8Android 8
Huawei Y6 Prime 2018Android 8Android 8
Huawei Y5 2018Android 8Android 8
Huawei Y5 Prime 2018Android 8Android 8
Huawei Enjoy 9Android 8Android 8
Huawei Enjoy 8Android 8Android 8
Huawei Enjoy 8eAndroid 8Android 8
Huawei Enjoy 8e YouthAndroid 8Android 8
2017
Huawei Y7Android 7Android 7
Huawei Y7 PrimeAndroid 7Android 7
Huawei Y6 2017Android 6Android 6
Huawei Y6 Pro 2017Android 7Android 7
Huawei Y5 2017Android 6Android 6
Huawei Y3 2017Android 6Android 6
Huawei Nova Lite +Android 7Android 7
Huawei nova SmartAndroid 6Android 6
Huawei Enjoy 7Android 7Android 7
Huawei harmonyos 3.0

Honor

Since it was sold by the former Huawei parent company, Honor is reorganizing itself to return strongly to the mobile sector. For this, it will be necessary to understand how the new efforts will affect the management of updates. For the moment we only have a history based on the models released before the US ban.

Flagship: ~ 1/2 major update

Departure releaseCurrent release
2021
Honor Magic 3Android 11Android 11
Honor Magic 3 ProAndroid 11Android 11
Honor Magic 3 Pro +Android 11Android 11
2020
Honor 30Android 10Android 10
Honor 30 ProAndroid 10Android 10
Honor 30 Pro +Android 10Android 10
Honor V30Android 10Android 10
Honor V30 ProAndroid 10Android 10
2019
Honor 20Android 9Android 10
Honor 20 ProAndroid 9Android 10
2018
Honor 10Android 8Android 10
Honor 10 GTAndroid 9Android 10
Honor Magic 2Android 9Android 10
Honor Note 10Android 8Android 9
2017
Honor 9Android 7Android 9
Honor V10 / View 10Android 8Android 10
Honor V9Android 7Android 9
Honor 8 ProAndroid 8Android 9

Mid-range: ~ 1 major update

Departure releaseCurrent release
2021
Honor 50Android 11Android 11
Honor 50 ProAndroid 11Android 11
Honor 50 SEAndroid 11Android 11
Honor 50 LiteAndroid 11Android 11
Honor V40Android 10Android 10
Honor v40 liteAndroid 10Android 10
Honor X20Android 11Android 11
Honor X20 SEAndroid 11Android 11
Honor Play 20 ProAndroid 10Android 10
Honor Play 5Android 10Android 10
Honor To Play 5TAndroid 11Android 11
2020
Honor 30SAndroid 10Android 10
Honor 30 LiteAndroid 10Android 10
Honor X10Android 10Android 10
Honor X10 ProAndroid 10Android 10
Honor x10 maxAndroid 10Android 10
Honor X10 LiteAndroid 10Android 10
Honor 9X LiteAndroid 9Android 9
Honor Play 4Android 10Android 10
2019
Honor 20 LiteAndroid 9Android 10
Honor 20SAndroid 9Android 10
Honor 20iAndroid 9Android 10
Honor 20 YouthAndroid 9Android 10
Honor 10iAndroid 9Android 9
Honor 9XAndroid 9Android 10
Honor 9X ProAndroid 9Android 9
2018
Honor 10 Lite Android 9Android 10
Honor View 10 Lite Android 9Android 10
Honor 9i / 9N Android 8Android 9
Honor 8X Android 8Android 10
Honor 8X MaxAndroid 8Android 9
Honor PlayAndroid 8Android 9
2017
Honor 9 LiteAndroid 8Android 9
Honor 9iAndroid 8Android 9
Honor V9 PlayAndroid 7Android 7
Honor 8 LiteAndroid 7Android 9
Honor 7XAndroid 7Android 9

Entry-level: 0 major update

Departure releaseCurrent release
2021
Honor Play 20Android 10Android 10
Honor play 5tAndroid 10Android 10
Honor Play 5T LiteAndroid 10Android 10
2020
Honor 9SAndroid 10Android 10
Honor 9AAndroid 10Android 10
Honor Play 9AAndroid 10Android 10
Honor play 4tAndroid 10Android 10
Honor To Play 4TAndroid 10Android 10
2019
Honor 8AAndroid 9Android 9
Honor 8A ProAndroid 9Android 9
Honor 8SAndroid 9Android 9
Honor Play 8Android 9Android 9
Honor Play 8AAndroid 9Android 9
Honor Play 3Android 9Android 9
Honor Play 3eAndroid 9Android 9
2018
Honor 8CAndroid 8Android 8
Honor 7CAndroid 8Android 9
Honor 7AAndroid 8Android 8
Honor 7SAndroid 8Android 8
Honor Play 7Android 8Android 8
2017
Honor 6CAndroid 6Android 6
Honor 6C ProAndroid 7Android 7
Honor 6AAndroid 7Android 7
Honor 6A ProAndroid 7Android 7
Honor Play 6Android 6Android 6
honor magic 3 pro +

OnePlus

With the advent of the Nord series, OnePlus has changed its update policy, confirming only one major update in the medium / low range. Also for the doubts arising from this change, the company has released one official policy which gives us a way to know the software treatment for their smartphones. Consequently, we know that i top of the range (from series 8 onwards) will have 3 major update, the end models medium / high 2 major update and those of the band medium / low 1 major update.

Flagship: 3 major updates

Departure release Current release
2021
OnePlus 9Android 11Android 12
OnePlus 9 ProAndroid 11Android 12
One Plus 9RAndroid 11Android 12
2020
OnePlus 8Android 10Android 12
OnePlus 8 ProAndroid 10Android 12
OnePlus 8TAndroid 11Android 12
2019
OnePlus 7Android 9Android 11
OnePlus 7 ProAndroid 9Android 11
OnePlus 7TAndroid 10Android 11
OnePlus 7T ProAndroid 10Android 11
2018
OnePlus 6Android 8Android 11
OnePlus 6TAndroid 8Android 11
2017
OnePlus 5Android 7Android 10
OnePlus 5TAndroid 7Android 10

Mid-range: 2 major updates

Departure release Current release
2021
OnePlus North 2Android 11Android 12
OnePlus North CEAndroid 11Android 11
2020
OnePlus NorthAndroid 10Android 12
OnePlus Nord N10Android 10Android 11

Entry-level: 1 major update

Departure release Current release
2021
OnePlus Nord N200Android 11Android 11
2020
OnePlus Nord N100Android 10Android 11
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OPPO

Contrary to most of the other manufacturers on this list, OPPO is (re) entering the western market and its update policy is adapting. And for the better, as evidenced by the different management now compared to a few years ago. In the long term we may have a clearer vision, but OPPO is proving that it can also support the medium / low ranges of its catalog for longer. And in fact the company has promised to guarantee 3 years of Android updates for its main smartphones.

Flagship: 2 major updates

Departure release Current release
2021
OPPO Find X3Android 11Android 12
OPPO FIND X3 PROAndroid 11Android 12
OPPO Find X3 NeoAndroid 11Android 12
2020
OPPO Find X2Android 10Android 12
OPPO FIND X2 PROAndroid 10Android 12
OPPO Find X2 LamborghiniAndroid 10Android 12
Oppo Ace 2Android 10Android 12
2019
OPPO Reno 10x ZoomAndroid 9Android 11
OPPO Reno AceAndroid 9Android 11
OPPO RenoAndroid 9Android 11
2018
OPPO Find XAndroid 8Android 11

Mid-range: ~ 1/2 major update

Departure release Current release
2021
OPPO Find X3 LiteAndroid 11Android 12
OPPO Reno 6Android 11Android 12
OPPO Reno 6 ProAndroid 11Android 12
OPPO Reno 6 Pro +Android 11Android 12
OPPO Reno 6ZAndroid 11Android 12
OPPO Reno 5ZAndroid 11Android 12
OPPO Reno 5FAndroid 11Android 12
OPPO Reno 5KAndroid 11Android 12
OPPO Reno 5AAndroid 11Android 12
OPPO K9Android 11Android 12
Oppo K9 ProAndroid 11Android 12
OPPO A95Android 11Android 12
OPPO A94Android 11Android 12
OPPO A93Android 11Android 12
OPPO A93sAndroid 11Android 11
OPPO A74Android 11Android 12
OPPO A55Android 11Android 12
OPPO A54Android 11Android 12
OPPO A53sAndroid 11Android 12
OPPO F19Android 11Android 12
OPPO F19 ProAndroid 11Android 12
OPPO F19 Pro +Android 11Android 12
OPPO F19sAndroid 11Android 12
2020
OPPO Find X2 NeoAndroid 10Android 11
OPPO Find X2 LiteAndroid 10Android 11
OPPO Reno 5Android 11Android 12
OPPO Reno 5 ProAndroid 11Android 12
OPPO Reno 5 Pro +Android 11Android 12
OPPO Reno 4Android 10Android 12
OPPO Reno 4 ProAndroid 10Android 12
OPPO Reno 4 SEAndroid 10Android 12
OPPO Reno 4ZAndroid 10Android 12
OPPO Reno 4 LiteAndroid 10Android 11
OPPO Reno 4FAndroid 10Android 12
OPPO Reno 3 ProAndroid 10Android 12
OPPO Reno 3 VitalityAndroid 10Android 12
OPPO A93Android 10Android 12
OPPO A92Android 10Android 11
OPPO A73Android 10Android 12
OPPO A72Android 10Android 12
OPPO A53Android 10Android 11
OPPO A52Android 10Android 11
OPPO F17Android 10Android 12
OPPO F17 ProAndroid 10Android 12
OPPO F15Android 10Android 11
OPPO K7Android 10Android 12
Oppo K7xAndroid 10Android 10
2019
OPPO Reno 3Android 10Android 11
OPPO Reno 3 Pro 5GAndroid 10Android 12
OPPO Reno 2Android 9Android 11
OPPO Reno 2ZAndroid 9Android 11
OPPO Reno 2FAndroid 9Android 11
OPPO RenoAndroid 9Android 11
OPPO Reno ZAndroid 9Android 11
OPPO Reno AAndroid 9Android 9
OPPO F11Android 9Android 11
OPPO F11 ProAndroid 9Android 11
OPPO K5Android 9Android 10
OPPO K3Android 9Android 10
OPPO A91Android 9Android 11
2018
OPPO R17Android 8Android 10
The OPPO R17Android 8Android 10
OPPO RX17 ProAndroid 8Android 10
OPPO R17 NeoAndroid 8Android 8
OPPO RX17 NeoAndroid 8Android 9
OPPO R15Android 8Android 10
The OPPO R15Android 8Android 10
OPPO R15 NeoAndroid 8Android 8
OPPO F9Android 8Android 10
OPPO F9 ProAndroid 8Android 10
OPPO F7Android 8Android 10
OPPO F7 YouthAndroid 8Android 8
OPPO K1Android 8Android 9
2017
OPPO R11Android 7Android 7
OPPO R11 PlusAndroid 7Android 7
OPPO R11sAndroid 7Android 8
OPPO R11s PlusAndroid 7Android 8
OPPO F5Android 7Android 7
OPPO F5 YouthAndroid 7Android 7
OPPO F3Android 6Android 7
OPPO F3 PlusAndroid 6Android 7

Entry-level: ~ 1 major update

Departure release Current release
2021
OPPO A35Android 10Android 10
OPPO A16Android 11Android 11
OPPO A16sAndroid 11Android 11
2020
OPPO A33Android 10Android 10
OPPO A32Android 10Android 10
OPPO A31Android 9Android 9
OPPO A15Android 10Android 10
OPPO A15sAndroid 10Android 10
OPPO A12Android 9Android 9
OPPO A12sAndroid 9Android 9
2019
OPPO A9 2020Android 9Android 11
OPPO A5 2020Android 9Android 11
OPPO A11Android 9Android 10
OPPO A11xAndroid 9Android 10
OPPO A9Android 9Android 11
OPPO A9xAndroid 9Android 9
OPPO A8Android 9Android 9
OPPO A7nAndroid 8Android 8
OPPO AX5sAndroid 8Android 8
OPPO A5sAndroid 8Android 8
OPPO A1kAndroid 9Android 9
2018
OPPO A83Android 7Android 7
The OPPO A83Android 7Android 7
OPPO A73sAndroid 8Android 8
OPPO A71 2018Android 7Android 7
OPPO A7xAndroid 8Android 8
OPPO AX7 ProAndroid 8Android 8
OPPO A3Android 8Android 8
OPPO A3sAndroid 8Android 8
OPPO A5Android 8Android 8
OPPO AX5Android 8Android 8
OPPO A1Android 7Android 7
2017
OPPO A85Android 7Android 7
OPPO A83Android 7Android 7
OPPO A79Android 7Android 7
OPPO A77Android 7Android 7
OPPO A75Android 7Android 7
OPPO A75sAndroid 7Android 7
OPPO A73Android 7Android 7
OPPO A71Android 7Android 7
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Realme

As in the case of POCO, Realme has been around for a few years but has already proven to care a lot about the frequency of updates. We are not yet unbalanced in drawing up an average, but here is the updated situation to date.

Flagship

Departure release Current release
2021
Realme gtAndroid 11Android 12
Realme GT Master / ExplorerAndroid 11Android 12
Realme GT Neo 2Android 11Android 12
Realme GT NeoAndroid 11Android 12
Realme GT Neo FlashAndroid 11Android 11
2020
Realme X3Android 10Android 11
Real X3 SuperZoomAndroid 10Android 11
Realme X50Android 10Android 11
Realme X50 ProAndroid 10Android 12
Realme X50 ProPlayerAndroid 10Android 12
2019
Realme X2 ProAndroid 9Android 11

Mid-range

Departure release Current release
2021
Realme gt masterAndroid 11Android 12
Realm 8Android 11Android 12
Realme 8 ProAndroid 11Android 12
Realme 8sAndroid 11Android 12
Realme 8iAndroid 11Android 11
Realme x7 maxAndroid 11Android 12
Realme narzo 30Android 11Android 11
Realme Narzo 30 ProAndroid 10Android 11
Realme Narzo 30AAndroid 10Android 11
Realme V15Android 10Android 11
Realme V13Android 11Android 11
Realme V11Android 11Android 11
Real Q3Android 11Android 11
Realme Q3 ProAndroid 11Android 12
Realme Q3sAndroid 11Android 12
Real Q3iAndroid 11Android 11
2020
Realme X7Android 10Android 11
Realme X7 ProAndroid 10Android 12
Realme X50tAndroid 10Android 10
Realme X50mAndroid 10Android 11
Realm 7Android 10Android 12
Realme 7 ProAndroid 10Android 12
Realm 6Android 10Android 11
Realme 6 ProAndroid 10Android 11
Realme 6sAndroid 10Android 10
Realme V5Android 10Android 11
Realme Narzo 20 ProAndroid 10Android 12
Real Q2Android 10Android 11
Realme Q2 ProAndroid 10Android 11
2019
Realme X2Android 9Android 11
Realme xAndroid 9Android 11
Realme XTAndroid 9Android 11
Realme 5 ProAndroid 9Android 11
Realme 3 ProAndroid 9Android 11
Realme QAndroid 9Android 11
2018
Realme 2 ProAndroid 8Android 10
Realme U1Android 8Android 9

Entry-level

Departure release Current release
2021
Realme C20Android 10Android 10
Realme C21Android 10Android 11
Realme C21Y Android 10Android 10
Realme C25Android 11Android 12
Realme C25sAndroid 11Android 12
Realme C25YAndroid 11Android 11
2020
Realme 7iAndroid 10Android 11
Realme 6iAndroid 10Android 11
Realme 5iAndroid 9Android 10
Realme C17Android 10Android 10
Realme C15Android 10Android 11
Realme C15 QualcommAndroid 10Android 11
Realme C12Android 10Android 11
Realme C11Android 10Android 11
Realme C3Android 10Android 11
Realme narzo 20Android 10Android 11
Realme Narzo 20AAndroid 10Android 11
Realme narzo 10Android 10Android 11
Realme Narzo 10AAndroid 10Android 11
Realme V3Android 10Android 10
Real Q2iAndroid 10Android 10
2019
Realm 5Android 9Android 10
Realme 5sAndroid 9Android 10
Realm 3Android 9Android 10
Realme 3iAndroid 9Android 10
Realme C2Android 9Android 9
Realme C1 2019Android 8Android 8
2018
Realm 2Android 8Android 9
Realm 1Android 8Android 9
Realme C1Android 8Android 8
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live

Unlike OPPO, vivo operates mostly in Asia, although the debut in Europe changes the cards on the table with a greater reactivity of the updates. The refresh rate is comparable to OPPO, even if it has a much greater number of medium / low-end devices in the catalog. And as well as OPPO, vivo also stated that it will guarantee 3 years of Android updates for its top of the range.

Flagship: ~ 2 major update

Departure release Current release
2021
vivo X70Android 11Android 11
vivo X70 ProAndroid 11Android 11
vivo X70 Pro +Android 11Android 11
vivo X60Android 11Android 11
vivo X60sAndroid 11Android 11
vivo X60 ProAndroid 11Android 11
vivo X60 Pro +Android 11Android 11
2020
vivo X50 Pro +Android 10Android 11
2019
I live NEX 3Android 9Android 11
2018
vivo NEX / NEX SAndroid 8Android 10
vivo NEX DualAndroid 8Android 10

Mid-range: ~ 1/2 major update

Departure release Current release
2021
vivo X60tAndroid 11Android 11
vivo S10Android 11Android 11
vivo S10 ProAndroid 11Android 11
vivo S9Android 11Android 11
I live S9eAndroid 11Android 11
I live S7tAndroid 11Android 11
vivo V21Android 11Android 11
vivo V21eAndroid 11Android 11
in vivo Y72Android 11Android 11
I live Y70tAndroid 10Android 10
I live Y53sAndroid 11Android 11
I live Y52sAndroid 10Android 10
I live Y33sAndroid 11Android 11
2020
vivo X51 5GAndroid 10Android 12
vivo X50Android 10Android 11
vivo X50 ProAndroid 10Android 11
vivo X50eAndroid 10
vivo V20 2021Android 11Android 11
vivo V20Android 11Android 11
vivo V20 ProAndroid 10Android 11
vivo V20 SEAndroid 10Android 11
vivo V19Android 10Android 11
vivo V19 NeoAndroid 9Android 9
alive Z6Android 10Android 10
vivo S7Android 10Android 10
I live S7eAndroid 10Android 10
vivo S6Android 10Android 10
I live Y73sAndroid 10Android 10
in vivo Y70Android 10Android 11
I live Y70sAndroid 10Android
I live Y52sAndroid 10Android
I live Y51sAndroid 10Android
in vivo Y50Android 10Android
2019
vivo X30Android 9Android 10
vivo X30 ProAndroid 9Android 10
vivo X27Android 9Android 10
vivo X27 ProAndroid 9Android 10
vivo Z1 ProAndroid 9Android 11
alive Z5Android 9Android 10
I live Z5xAndroid 9Android 10
I live Z5iAndroid 9Android 10
I live Z3xAndroid 9Android 10
vivo Z1 ProAndroid 9Android 11
I live Z1xAndroid 9Android 11
vivo S5Android 9Android 10
vivo S1Android 9Android 11
vivo S1 ProAndroid 9Android 11
vivo V17Android 9Android 11
vivo V17 ProAndroid 9Android 11
vivo V15Android 9Android 11
vivo V15 ProAndroid 9Android 11
live U20Android 9Android 10
live U10Android 9Android 10
live U3Android 9Android 9
I live U3xAndroid 9Android 9
live U1Android 8Android 8
2018
vivo X23Android 8Android 10
vivo X21Android 8Android 9
vivo X21 UDAndroid 8Android 9
vivo X21iAndroid 8Android 9
vivo X21sAndroid 8Android 9
vivo X20 Plus UDAndroid 7Android 7
alive Z10Android 7Android 7
alive Z3Android 8Android 10
I live Z3iAndroid 8Android 10
alive Z1Android 8Android 9
I live Z1iAndroid 8Android 9
vivo Z1 YouthAndroid 8Android 8
vivo V11Android 8Android 10
vivo V11 ProAndroid 8Android 10
I live V11iAndroid 8Android 9
vivo V9Android 8Android 9
vivo V9 ProAndroid 8Android 9
vivo V9 YouthAndroid 8Android 9
2017
vivo X20Android 7Android 8
vivo X20 PlusAndroid 7Android 8
vivo X9sAndroid 7Android 8
vivo X9s PlusAndroid 7Android 8
vivo X9iAndroid 6Android 6
vivo V7Android 7Android 8
vivo V7 PlusAndroid 7Android 8
vivo V5 PlusAndroid 6Android 8
vivo V5sAndroid 6Android 8
vivo V5 LiteAndroid 6Android 6

Entry-level: ~ 1 major update

Departure release Current release
2021
I live Y33sAndroid 11Android 11
in vivo Y31Android 11Android 11
I live Y31sAndroid 11Android 11
vivo Y30GAndroid 11Android 11
vivo Y21 2021Android 11Android 11
I live Y21sAndroid 11Android 11
vivo Y20GAndroid 10Android 10
vivo Y12s 2021Android 11Android 11
vivo Y12GAndroid 11Android 11
2020
in vivo Y30Android 10Android 10
vivo Y20 2021Android 10Android 10
in vivo Y20Android 10Android 10
I live Y20sAndroid 10Android 10
I live Y20AAndroid 10Android 10
I live Y20iAndroid 10Android 10
I live Y12sAndroid 10Android 10
I live Y11sAndroid 10Android 11
I live Y3sAndroid 9Android 9
2019
in vivo Y93Android 8Android 8
vivo Y93 LiteAndroid 8Android 8
vivo Y91CAndroid 8Android 8
in vivo Y19Android 9Android 9
in vivo Y15Android 9Android 11
in vivo Y12Android 9Android 10
vivo Y11 2019Android 9Android 9
I live Y9sAndroid 9Android 9
I live Y7sAndroid 9Android 9
in vivo Y7Android 9Android 10
in vivo Y5Android 9Android 9
I live Y5sAndroid 9Android 9
in vivo Y3Android 9Android 9
2018
in vivo Y97Android 8Android 9
in vivo Y95Android 8Android 8
in vivo Y93Android 8Android 8
I live Y93sAndroid 8Android 8
in vivo Y91Android 8Android 8
I live Y91iAndroid 8Android 8
in vivo Y89Android 8Android 8
in vivo Y85Android 8Android 8
in vivo Y83Android 8Android 9
vivo Y83 ProAndroid 8Android 9
in vivo Y81Android 8Android
I live Y81sAndroid 8Android 8
I live Y81iAndroid 8Android 8
in vivo Y73Android 8Android 8
in vivo Y71Android 8Android 8
I live Y53iAndroid 6Android 6
I live Y7iAndroid 8Android 9
2017
in vivo Y79Android 7Android 7
in vivo Y75Android 7Android 7
in vivo Y69Android 7Android 8
I live Y66iAndroid 7Android 7
in vivo Y65Android 7Android 7
I live Y55sAndroid 6Android 6
in vivo Y53Android 6Android 6
in vivo Y25Android 5Android 5
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Samsung

Let's move on to the more "Western" companies, starting with Samsung. After years of mismanagement and criticism, the Korean company has greatly improved its update management. As announced with the launch of the S22 series, from 2021 onwards many smartphones will be able to enjoy 5 years of software support.

Flagship: 3/4 major update

Departure release Current release
2022
Samsung Galaxy S22Android 12Android 12
Samsung Galaxy S22 +Android 12Android 12
Samsung Galaxy S22 UltraAndroid 12Android 12
2021
Samsung Galaxy S21Android 11Android 12
Samsung Galaxy S21 +Android 11Android 12
Samsung Galaxy S21 UltraAndroid 11Android 12
Samsung Galaxy ZFold 3Android 11Android 12
Samsung Galaxy ZFlip 3Android 11Android 12
2020
Samsung Galaxy S20Android 10Android 12
Samsung Galaxy S20 +Android 10Android 12
Samsung Galaxy S20 UltraAndroid 10Android 12
Samsung Galaxy S20FEAndroid 10Android 12
Samsung Galaxy Note 20Android 10Android 12
Samsung Galaxy Note Ultra 20Android 10Android 12
Samsung Galaxy ZFold 2Android 10Android 12
Samsung galaxy z flipAndroid 10Android 12
2019
Samsung Galaxy S10Android 9Android 12
Samsung Galaxy S10 +Android 9Android 12
Samsung Galaxy S10eAndroid 9Android 12
Samsung Galaxy Note 10Android 9Android 12
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 +Android 9Android 12
Samsung Galaxy FoldAndroid 9Android 12
2018
Samsung Galaxy S9Android 8Android 10
Samsung Galaxy S9 +Android 8Android 10
Samsung Galaxy Note 9Android 8Android 10
2017
Samsung Galaxy S8Android 7Android 9
Samsung Galaxy S8 +Android 7Android 9
Samsung Galaxy Note 8Android 7Android 9
Samsung Galaxy Note FEAndroid 7Android 9

Mid-range: 2/3 major update

Departure release Current release
2021
Samsung Galaxy A72Android 11Android 12
Samsung Galaxy A52Android 11Android 12
Samsung Galaxy A52 5GAndroid 11Android 12
Samsung Galaxy A52sAndroid 11Android 12
Samsung Galaxy M62Android 11Android 12
Samsung Galaxy M52 5GAndroid 11Android 12
Samsung Galaxy M21 2021Android 11Android 11
Samsung Galaxy F62Android 11Android 12
Samsung Galaxy F52 5GAndroid 11Android 11
2020
Samsung Galaxy S10 LiteAndroid 10Android 11
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 LiteAndroid 10Android 12
Samsung Galaxy A71Android 10Android 12
Samsung Galaxy A71 5GAndroid 10Android 12
Samsung Galaxy A51 5GAndroid 10Android 11
Samsung Galaxy A42 5GAndroid 11Android 12
Samsung Galaxy M51Android 11Android 12
Samsung Galaxy M31Android 10Android 12
Samsung Galaxy M31sAndroid 10Android 12
Samsung Galaxy M31 PremiumAndroid 10Android 11
Samsung Galaxy M21Android 9Android 12
Samsung Galaxy M21sAndroid 10Android 11
Samsung Galaxy Xcover ProAndroid 10Android 12
Samsung Galaxy F41Android 10Android 11
2019
Samsung Galaxy M20Android 9Android 10
Samsung Galaxy A90 5GAndroid 9Android 12
Samsung Galaxy A80Android 9Android 11
Samsung Galaxy A70Android 9Android 11
Samsung Galaxy A70sAndroid 9Android 11
Samsung Galaxy A60Android 9Android 11
Samsung Galaxy A51Android 9Android 12
Samsung Galaxy A50Android 9Android 11
Samsung Galaxy A50sAndroid 9Android 11
Samsung Galaxy A40Android 9Android 11
Samsung Galaxy A30Android 9Android 11
Samsung Galaxy A30sAndroid 9Android 11
2018
Samsung Galaxy A9Android 8Android 10
Samsung Galaxy A8sAndroid 8Android 9
Samsung Galaxy A7Android 8Android 10
Samsung Galaxy A6Android 8Android 10
Samsung Galaxy A6 +Android 8Android 10
2017
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018Android 7Android 9
Samsung Galaxy A8 + 2018Android 7Android 9
Samsung Galaxy A7 2017Android 7Android 9
Samsung Galaxy A5Android 7Android 9
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017Android 6Android 6

Entry-level: ~ 1 major update

Departure release Current release
2021
Samsung Galaxy A32Android 11Android 12
Samsung Galaxy A32 5GAndroid 11Android 12
Samsung Galaxy A22Android 11Android 12
Samsung Galaxy A22 5GAndroid 11Android 11
Samsung Galaxy A02Android 10Android 11
Samsung Galaxy M42 5GAndroid 11Android 11
Samsung Galaxy M32Android 11Android 12
Samsung Galaxy M22Android 11Android 12
Samsung Galaxy M12Android 11Android 11
Samsung Galaxy M02Android 10Android 11
Samsung Galaxy M02sAndroid 10Android 11
Samsung Galaxy F22Android 11Android 11
Samsung Galaxy F12Android 11Android 11
Samsung Galaxy F02sAndroid 10Android 11
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5Android 11Android 11
2020
Samsung Galaxy A41Android 10Android 12
Samsung Galaxy A31Android 10Android 12
Samsung Galaxy A21Android 10Android 11
Samsung Galaxy A21sAndroid 10Android 11
Samsung Galaxy A12Android 10Android 11
Samsung Galaxy A11Android 10Android 11
Samsung Galaxy A02sAndroid 10Android 11
Samsung Galaxy M01Android 10Android 11
2019
Samsung Galaxy A20Android 9Android 11
Samsung Galaxy A20eAndroid 9Android 11
Samsung Galaxy A20sAndroid 9Android 11
Samsung Galaxy A10Android 9Android 11
Samsung Galaxy A10sAndroid 9Android 11
Samsung Galaxy M10Android 8Android 10
Samsung Galaxy M10sAndroid 9Android 11
2018
Samsung Galaxy J8Android 8Android 10
Samsung Galaxy J6Android 8Android 10
Samsung Galaxy J6 +Android 8Android 9
Samsung Galaxy J4Android 8Android 10
Samsung Galaxy J4 +Android 8Android 9
2017
Samsung Galaxy J7 2017Android 7Android 9
Samsung Galaxy J5 2017Android 7Android 9
Samsung Galaxy J3 2017Android 7Android 9
Samsung Galaxy J2 2017Android 7Android 7
samsung one ui

Nokia

Although it is a historic brand, Nokia's Android work began not too many years ago. Right from the start, the company has chosen to focus on the marketing of models intended for the medium / low range and equipped with stock software, often Android One and Android Go. Having a few models pays off from the point of view of the quantity of updates, similarly to OnePlus , as far as they are guaranteed not 3 but 2 major update. The advantage, compared to other realities, is that these 2 are guaranteed even for the less expensive models.

Flagship: 2 major updates

Departure release Current release
2019
Nokia 9 PureViewAndroid 9Android 10

Mid-range: 2 major updates

Departure release Current release
2021
Nokia X20Android 11Android 11
Nokia X10Android 11Android 11
Nokia XR20Android 11Android 12
2020
Nokia 8V 5G UWAndroid 10Android 10
Nokia 5.4Android 10Android 11
2017
Nokia 8Android 7Android 9
Nokia 7Android 7Android 9
Nokia 5Android 7Android 9

Entry-level: 2 major update

Departure release Current release
2021
Nokia G50Android 11Android 11
Nokia G20Android 11Android 12
Nokia G10Android 11Android 12
2020
Nokia 3.4Android 10Android 11
Nokia 2.4Android 10Android 12
Nokia C3Android 10Android 10
2017
Nokia 3Android 7Android 9
Nokia 2Android 7Android 8
nokia android 11

Motorola

We conclude with Motorola, another historical name in the world of telephony. Like Nokia, it has joined the decision to adopt stock Android, except for some minor customizations. Despite this, in this list it is the manufacturer who updates the least its models, whether high-end or low-end.

Flagship: ~ 1/2 major update

Departure release Current release
2021
Moto Edge SAndroid 11Android 11
Moto Edge S ProAndroid 11Android 11
Moto Edge 20 ProAndroid 11Android 12
Moto G200Android 11Android 12
Moto G100Android 11Android 12
2020
Moto Edge +Android 10Android 12
RAZR 2020Android 10Android 12
2019
Moto Z4Android 9Android 10
Moto Z4 ForceAndroid 9Android 9
RAZRAndroid 10Android 12
2018
Moto Z3Android 8Android 9
2017
Moto Z2 ForceAndroid 7Android 9

Mid-range: ~ 1 major update

Departure release Current release
2021
Moto Edge (2021)Android 11Android 12
Moto Edge 5G UWAndroid 11Android 12
Moto edge 20Android 11Android 12
Moto edge 20 fusionAndroid 11Android 12
Moto edge 20 liteAndroid 11Android 12
Motorcycle G71 5GAndroid 11Android 12
Motorcycle G51 5GAndroid 11Android 12
Moto G60Android 11Android 12
Moto G60SAndroid 11Android 12
Moto G40 FusionAndroid 11Android 12
Moto G30Android 11Android 12
Moto One 5G AceAndroid 10Android 12
2020
motorcycle edgeAndroid 10Android 11
Moto One 5G UWAndroid 10Android 12
Moto one 5gAndroid 10Android 10
Moto One FusionAndroid 10Android 11
Moto One Fusion +Android 10Android 10
Moto G10 PowerAndroid 11Android 11
Moto G9Android 10Android 11
Moto G9 PlusAndroid 10Android 11
Moto G9 PlayAndroid 10Android 11
Moto G9 PowerAndroid 10Android 11
Moto G8Android 10Android 11
Moto G8 PowerAndroid 10Android 11
Moto One G8 Power LiteAndroid 9Android 9
Moto GProAndroid 10Android 12
Moto g powerAndroid 10Android 11
Moto g stylusAndroid 10Android 11
2019
Moto One ZoomAndroid 9Android 10
Moto One HyperAndroid 10Android 11
Moto One MacroAndroid 9Android 10
Moto Z4 PlayAndroid 9Android 9
Moto G8 PlayAndroid 9Android 10
Moto G8 Power LiteAndroid 9Android 9
Moto G7Android 9Android 10
Moto G7 PlusAndroid 9Android 10
Moto G7 PlayAndroid 9Android 10
Moto G7 PowerAndroid 9Android 10
2018
Moto Z3 PlayAndroid 8Android 9
Moto G6Android 8Android 9
Moto G6 PlusAndroid 8Android 9
Moto G6 PlayAndroid 8Android 9
2017
Moto Z2 PlayAndroid 7Android 9
Moto G5Android 7Android 9
Moto G5 PlusAndroid 7Android 9
Moto G5sAndroid 7Android 8
Moto G5s PlusAndroid 7Android 8

Entry-level: 0 major update

Departure release Current release
2021
Moto G PureAndroid 11Android 12
Moto G Play 2021Android 10Android 10
Moto G Power 2021Android 10Android 11
Moto G Stylus 2021Android 10Android 11
Moto G Stylus 5GAndroid 11Android 12
Moto G50Android 11Android 12
Motorcycle G50 5GAndroid 11Android 12
Moto G41Android 11Android 12
Moto G31Android 11Android 12
Moto G20Android 11Android 11
Moto G10Android 11Android 11
Moto G10 PowerAndroid 11Android 11
Moto E7 PowerAndroid 10Android 10
2020
Moto g fastAndroid 10Android 11
Moto E7 PlusAndroid 10Android 10
Moto E6s 2020Android 9Android 9
Moto E 2020Android 10Android 10
2019
Motorcycle E6Android 9Android 9
Moto E6 PlusAndroid 9Android 9
Moto E6 PlayAndroid 9Android 9
2018
Motorcycle E5Android 8Android 8
Moto E5 PlusAndroid 8Android 8
Moto E5 PlayAndroid 8Android 8
2017
Motorcycle E4Android 7Android 7
Moto E4 PlusAndroid 7Android 7
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Android One

Launched in 2014, the purpose of the Android One program is to allow manufacturers to adopt the stock version of Android, putting aside your own customizations. This has been welcomed by buyers who prefer the pure soul of Google's mobile OS. Also because this favors a greater quantity of updates, especially for medium / low-end devices and destined for emerging countries.

Among the companies under analysis we have Xiaomi, Nokia e Motorola and we can see how Android One basically means 1/2 major release of Android. The only drawback concerns Xiaomi, whose management of the updates of the Mi A series has proved to be fallacious over and over again. Not surprisingly, the company has almost confirmed that will abandon the project.

Departure release Current release
2020
Nokia 8.3 5GAndroid 10Android 12
Nokia 5.3Android 10Android 11
2019
Xiaomi Mi A3Android 9Android 11
Nokia 7.2Android 9Android 11
Nokia 6.2Android 9Android 11
Nokia 4.2Android 9Android 11
Nokia 3.2Android 9Android 11
Nokia 2.3Android 9Android 11
Nokia 2.2Android 9Android 11
Motorola One VisionAndroid 9Android 11
Motorola one actionAndroid 9Android 11
2018
Xiaomi Mi A2Android 8Android 11
Xiaomi Mi A2 LiteAndroid 8Android 11
Nokia 7 PlusAndroid 8Android 10
Nokia 8 SiroccoAndroid 8Android 10
Nokia 8.1Android 9Android 11
Nokia 7.1Android 8Android 10
Nokia 6.1Android 8Android 10
Nokia 5.1Android 8Android 10
Nokia 5.1 PlusAndroid 8Android 10
Nokia 3.1Android 8Android 10
Nokia 3.1 PlusAndroid 8Android 10
Moto OneAndroid 8Android 10
Moto One PowerAndroid 8Android 10
2017
Xiaomi Mi A1Android 7Android 9
Moto X4Android 7Android 9
Nokia 6Android 7Android 9
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Android Go

Most recently announced in 2017, Android Go can be considered a weakened version of Android One. The concept is the same: to offer manufacturers a stock version of Android but in this case designed for entry-level devices. Fewer functions and lighter apps, thus helping the spread of smartphones with little RAM and internal memory.

Among the companies under analysis, we have Xiaomi, Samsung, Nokia e Motorola. Contrary to Android One, however, here major updates are by no means guaranteed. With one exception, an Android Go smartphone is born and dies with that particular Android release.

Departure release Current release
2021
Nokia C30Android 11Android 11
Nokia C20Android 11Android 11
Nokia C10Android 11Android 11
Nokia C01 PlusAndroid 11Android 11
Nokia 1.4Android 10Android 11
Moto E7iAndroid 10Android 10
Motorcycle E6iAndroid 10Android 10
2020
Samsung Galaxy M01 CoreAndroid 10Android 10
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core 2020Android 8Android 8
Nokia 1.3Android 10Android 11
Nokia C2Android 9Android 9
Nokia C1 PlusAndroid 10Android 10
2019
Redmi goAndroid 8Android 8
Samsung Galaxy A2 CoreAndroid 8Android 8
Nokia 1 PlusAndroid 9Android 11
2018
Huawei Y3Android 8Android 8
Huawei Y5 LiteAndroid 8Android 8
Samsung Galaxy J2 CoreAndroid 8Android 8
Samsung Galaxy J4 CoreAndroid 8Android 8
Moto E5 Play GoAndroid 8Android 8
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