Unquestionably, Android OS leads when it comes to the Smartphone OS market share. Clearly, being an open source project, it is quite hard for a proprietary OS to compete with Android OS for the moment. And, Google releases major Android versions on a yearly basis with a lot of new additions. So, you need to update your Android OS to keep up with the latest features and make the most out of your Android device.

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However, some users are not aware of the benefits of upgrading your Android OS. Do you want to know the benefits of updating your Android OS? Fret not, we have compiled a few points which justify the reason to update your Android OS. Obviously, this is not a new problem, but we want to have an article that we refer to when telling people about upgrading their Android devices. Here it is.

Why Update your Android OS?

  • Better Stability
  • Performance Improvements
  • Possibly increased battery efficiency
  • Security Updates
  • New features
  • Bug fixes

So, now that you have known about the basic reasons to update your Android OS. Let us get started to know how it is done.

Steps to update your Android OS

Note that the look of the interface may change from brand to brand, but overall, the steps should work on pretty much all Android devices.

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Step #1: Launch the Settings app on your Android device.

Step #2: Scroll down to look for “About phone” or similar and click on it.

Step #3: Now, you will find an option as “System Updates” / “Software Update“. Just tap on it. Now, it will probably search for an available Android update for your device or would present you with more options.

Step #4: If you find more options after clicking on “System Updates” or similar, you need to click on “Check for updates now” / “Software update check” or a similar button which would start searching for an update for the device.

Note: If Google releases a new Android version, it does not necessarily mean that it would be available for your device. Your manufacturer is responsible for rolling out those updates to your device. So, if you want to stay updated to the latest Android releases, consider getting Google’s own “Nexus” devices or wait for the upcoming “Pixel” devices.

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