Google Vs. Apple: Who Is Best with the Latest Software?

System updates ensures that your smartphone will have the latest features and functions. Who is best-Google or Apple?

A new version of iOS or Android can breathe new life into an aging smartphone, by opening up new features and provide new features for mobile.

In a study conducted by Android police, it is clear, however, that Apple and Google does not lead the same update policy.

Do you own a new iOS device you can on average expect prolonged software support, than in Google’s own Nexus-devices which, in the worst cases, see software support halt after just 20 months.

Below you can see how for many months Nexus and iOS devices receive the latest iOS and Android versions from the two IT giants.


Representing a picture of that Apple’s devices generally enjoy a better support, where all 8 units can pride itself on having latest system software for over 3 years, while it is only simple Nexus-tablet (Nexus 7 from 2012) who can muster the same year-long streak of updates.

Worst with the updates are the first Nexus devices, Nexus One, Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus which were all dropped, respectively, 20, 21 and 22 months after their respective launch.

The most long-lived units on the update front must be found in the iPad 2, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, which was kept up-to-date in 54, 51 and 51 months, respectively. iPad 2 have also received the latest iOS 9 version recently and is therefore well on way to becoming first with the entire 5 years of software support.

In order to obtain the competitor Google announced in august that a new update policy will come into force. In the future the company will guarantee at least 2 years of software updates and a minimum of 3 years of security updates.