The Google Android platform has been growing rapidly recently with new handsets coming out all the time. But when a newer version of the operating system is announced, some handsets get the update ages before others. It can even affect owners of the same handset but are on different carriers, but now Google has announced a new plan for future updates.
An article on TechRadar by Chris Smith is reporting that future Android updates could be less fragmented thanks to an alliance of carriers and manufacturers. Google has teamed up with the likes of HTC, Motorola, Samsung, and carriers such as AT&T and Verizon.
Manufacturers have promised to have the latest Android OS for new handsets during the first eighteen months of them first going on sale. At the moment the new alliance is only for US customers, but hopefully something similar will be rolled out across the world.
Many Android users have seen new versions of the OS being released, but they are still left with an aging version on their handset. Unlike Apple there are numerous versions of the Android OS running on many handsets.
What version of Android is your handset running?