One of the major concerns for many folks out there when purchasing an Android-powered device is whether the manufacturer or the carrier will release the version updates after Google releases them, as we’ve already seen many Samsung Galaxy S users stuck without the official Android 2.2 Froyo update. Now the statistics are in, comparing which carriers and manufacturers are quickest to release the Android 2.2 Froyo update. In case the charts confuse you: Verizon and HTC take the top spot.
HTC has reportedly released the Froyo update to half of its eligible phones in 2010 while its competitor Motorola only managed to update 15.4 percent of its devices. Samsung was back in third place with 11.1 of devices updated. It’s also worth noting that the chart shows that Dell, LG and Sony did not push any Froyo updates out.
In the carrier competition, AT&T drew a blank with no Froyo updates, something that will hopefully improve over the next few months, especially since it has some fancy Android phones on the way too. If you’re into statistics, you can check out the full nitty gritty details and hopefully it’ll go some way to helping you pick your next phone.