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Hold the pitchforks! 2 overlooked realities about Android upgrades

Gang, we need to talk.

Over the past few weeks, as we’ve been getting into all the ins and outs of Android upgrades, I’ve heard some pretty troubling reactions.

It started with my annual Android Upgrade Report Card, which found the worst overall performance I’ve ever measured from Android device-makers when it comes to getting OS updates into the hands of their highest-paying customers. That point was driven home by my follow-up piece, which analyzed four full years’ worth of upgrade delivery data to illustrate just how consistent and significant of a trend the downward spiral has become.

It was a tweet I sent around the time of Android P’s arrival, though, that really set things off:

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