Nokia devices don't receive OS upgrades faster nowadays than non Android one Devices.. Why?

Android one devices are meant to receive updates from Google faster and before other devices that are not on Android one programme.

Nokia devices don't receive OS upgrades faster nowadays than non Android one Devices.. Why?

Android one devices are meant to receive updates from Google faster and before other devices that are not on Android one programme.

However, it is sad that apart from Nokia 8.1 which was part of the Google's Android 10 developer programme, HMD devices which are on the Android one programme are yet to receive the new Android OS upgrade while other devices that run custom Rom and are neither part of the developer programme nor on the Android one programme are already receiving stable versions of the new Android OS. Even though that HMD has released roadmap of Android 10 update for its devices, it should do better by ensuring that it's consumers on Android one programme enjoy the exclusive benefits of the programme among which is receiving new OS upgrades before others. It is sad seeing users of other devices with custom Rom receiving stable version of Android 10 when at least users of Nokia 9 PureView which is HMD 2019 flagship are still waiting to receive same.

HMD should sit up and give those that preferred the Nokia brand to other devices due to its Android one principle reason to be proud of their decision. We are meant to enjoy the new Android OS before others. That's the real value for our choice and money

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  • singhnsk singhnsk
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    Hi, isn't it being too optimistic on the Android One logo? Did HMD, Google or anybody else ever promote that Android One will get updates faster than the devices which are not on Android One? Or was that a part of the device sale terms?

    Most users take it as an implied assumption and too much faith on Android One tag. It is all under the capacity of an OEM and its workforce as to when it will push updates to its lineup. Android One updates do not come from Google, they are still built, tested, deployed and pushed by the OEM, with the exception that the delivery infrastructure (server) used is is that of Google. As an example, this month Samsung even beat Google by making its Note receive the December Security Patch even before Google's Pixel received it.

    What Android One assures of is the long-term support (both in terms of OS and Security updates) and you will continue to receive that. Meanwhile, as @madbilly has pointed out several times, even this marketing aspect of Android One will be vanished once Google's Project Mainline becomes mainstream. It will bring all OEM flavors on the same level when it comes to security updates.

    I do agree that HMD should try to push faster updates, especially because it is only once an year when they push a major Android release which brings new features. Otherwise, all year round, they just do the usual security updates with nothing new to be seen. Also, as we discussed in some threads, they can also try to drop Android One and monthly updates and replace the program with assured quarterly security updates. That will reduce their monthly workload and help in pushing more resources towards building the next feature enriched Android OS update.

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