• Home
  • Mobiles
  • Mobiles News
  • Nokia Most Consistent With Software and Security Updates, OnePlus Second: Counterpoint Report

Nokia Most Consistent With Software and Security Updates, OnePlus Second: Counterpoint Report

A total of 20 Nokia-branded phones that were sold between Q3 2019 to Q2 2020 have reportedly been updated to Android 10.

Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment
Nokia Most Consistent With Software and Security Updates, OnePlus Second: Counterpoint Report

Nokia-branded phones lead research firm Counterpoint’s trust rankings in 2020

Highlights
  • Nokia phones are lauded for reliable monthly security patches as well
  • OnePlus managed to update seven eligible phones to Android 10
  • Oppo seems to be the most inconsistent with security updates

HMD Global's Nokia-branded phones lead research firm Counterpoint's trust rankings in 2020. Nokia phones have been lauded for providing the most comprehensive software and security updates. The brand has the highest share of the portfolio recommended for enterprise use. A total of 20 Nokia-branded phones that were sold between Q3 2019 to Q2 2020 have been updated to Android 10 operating system by HMD Global. OnePlus comes in second with seven handsets updated to Android 10 sold in the same period. Counterpoint reports that Nokia-branded phones also lead in build quality as they reportedly apply tougher tests than the industry average.

The Counterpoint report highlights that Nokia is the best performing when it comes to Android OS software version updates, whereas Vivo seems to be the worst. Only 24 percent of Vivo phones sold between the period Q3 2019 to Q2 2020 were updated to Android 10. A large percentage of phones still remain on Android 9 Pie, and a significant chunk is stuck on Android Oreo as well. LG is not too far with only 25 percent of phones sold in the same time receiving Android 10 OS updates. Lenovo and Oppo are also very inconsistent with their update strategy with only 36 percent and 50 percent phones getting the Android 10 update, respectively.

Huawei and Xiaomi have more than 65 percent of phones sold between the same period running on Android 10, Counterpoint reports. Comparatively, Samsung has over 89 percent of phones running on Android 10 OS, while Realme is relatively better than Xiaomi with 73 percent phones sold between Q3 2019 to Q2 2020 running on Android 10.

Both Nokia-branded phones and OnePlus phones account for 100 percent of handsets sold between Q3 2019 and Q3 2020 running on Android 10. HMD Global has reportedly updated 20 eligible phones, whereas OnePlus has updated a total of seven phones to Android 10.

Counterpoint reports that HMD Global has been consistent with security patches as well, with all of the phones sold between Q3 2019 to Q2 2020 receiving regular monthly updates. OnePlus falls a little behind with 90 percent frequency in rolling out monthly patches. Samsung is reported to be extremely poor with security patches with only 22 percent monthly frequency recorded. Oppo is listed to be the most inconsistent when it comes security updates.

Apart from consistency in software and security updates, Counterpoint notes that Nokia phones undergo tougher tests than the industry average. “When considered alongside the faster software and security updates the strong build quality means Nokia phones will last the test of time which is increasingly important at a time when global device replacement cycles are getting longer, now approaching 30 months,” Associate Director, Tarun Pathak says.


Is Android One holding back Nokia smartphones in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

Comments

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
Samsung Galaxy S21 Series May Ship Without In-Box Charger, Headphones: Report

Related Stories

 
 

Advertisement

Advertisement

© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2020. All rights reserved.
Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com