Skip to main content

Report: Sony phones crash least often, Nexus phones are updated fastest

google android choice at every turn nougat
Wouldn’t it be great if we could know which Android manufacturers have the best track record when it comes to things like crashes, update speed, and so on?

A new report was just released by Apteligent, which compares device makers in a number of different ways, and then pools that data to find the best Android manufacturer out there.

According to the report, rather unsurprisingly, Motorola is the fastest Android manufacturer to push out updated to Android. However, under Lenovo’s guidance, it seems as though that my be slipping and could soon change. Most recently, Samsung has been pushing updates faster and faster, and actually overtook Motorola at the end of June, at least in the United States. In India, Motorola far and away updates its phones first. Those rankings do exclude Nexus devices, which are obviously updated faster than any other device.

Surprisingly enough, Sony devices have the lowest crash rate, with Motorola devices coming in second — in other words, devices from both companies should run fairly smoothly.

The report also looked at device fragmentation in different countries, finding that Russia had the highest device fragmentation in the world. What that means is that there are a whopping 230 devices used by 90 percent of the Russian Android user population, with the most used device surprisingly enough being the Asus Zenfone 2. Ukraine comes second in device fragmentation, the Czech Republic third, and China fourth.

So which phone should you get? According to Apteligent’s recommendations, the upcoming Nexus devices should provide the best user experience, but otherwise Motorola phones represent a great alternative. The report also concluded by saying that Google is trying to mitigate things like Android fragmentation in part by pushing apps and services to the Google Play store rather than bundling them with Android.

You can read the full report for yourself here.

Editors' Recommendations