- As I blogged before (and I was wrong it’s 4 years for iOS and 2 years for Android), to be secure, if you have the money buy an iPhone the year it comes out and then hold onto it for four years; for Android you have to do it every 2 years i.e. don’t believe what The Wirecutter or anybody else writes about Android updates.
- No Android phone manufacturer consistently updates their Android phones for 4 years from the date they are introduced like Apple does for 4 years from the date of introduction.
- And yes this is a scathing indictment of software and the mobile phone industry! Sad face but true :-)
- Obviously this doesn’t apply if you are a phone nerd and can handle the risk of bricking your phone by applying 3rd party Android firmware (if and only if the 3rd party Android firmware gets the updates in a timely fashion for 4 years for your phone). But most people aren’t phone nerds nor should they be!