With two year contracts, more frequent updates, and marketing teams working hard to tout the latest features, it’s no surprise that Android device owners are usually anxious to get the latest version of Android that has been announced onto their devices. Android has traditionally had a fragmentation problem and that certainly slows down the process but even when dealing with a single manufacturer, there is a lot of back and forth between different teams to certify the update works for certain hardware.
HTC has detailed the update process in this long infographic that makes the technical process quite clear. It’s certainly interesting to see what goes on under the hood to deliver an update to an Android device.
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