Best companies for Android updates -
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So im starting to consider my upgrade for this year and my biggest 'must have' is decent update cycles for both OS and security updates.
I'm currently on a nexus 5X so have Google level of these which I love, pixel 2 is high on my watch list but I want to consider other companies too. So what companies are good at releasing up to date security patches and android OS updates? I want stock manufacturer releases not rooted custom ROMs such as lineage.
To my mind so far I have this order (from what i've heard and experienced)
1) Google (obviously)
2) OnePlus - Guy at work has the 3T and gets regular OS and security updates and they have a good beta channel if you want that route.
3) Samsung - Ive heard mixed, reasonable update schedule for security and OS but can vary wildly with device.
4)Sony - Semi regular updates for OS but security not that great, they have an experimental track for certain phones (X ending soon XZ premium soon to start) but I believe this is via unlocked bootloader etc which I want to avoid. Also my past Sony phones have been routinely ignored or had planned updates canclled so im a bit wary of them but I like the hardware.
So what about the other big players such as HTC/LG and the Chinese companies like Huawei etc?
Any input is welcomed (and no i dont want an iphone/Windows phone sorry)
I'm still hoping for a Nokia flagship too as they stated before they released their phones they were sticking as close to stock android as possible for phone update speed. Then I guess its see if they stick to it.