Samsung overtakes other OEMs in terms of Android 14 update


Since Samsung has introduced the One UI for its Galaxy devices, the company has mainly focused on how it can deliver its best software experience to the users. To do this, the company has gradually developed some strategy on how it will manage the software updates for its wider range of products, and at the same time, it has also planned how it will serve them rapidly.

How has Samsung managed the Android 14 update compared to other OEMs?

Before going to the Android 14 update analysis, let’s understand how Samsung has managed the updates to expand the eligible devices in the previous updates. When it comes to the major update, the company is fully focused on serving the update to high-end devices and then gradually expanding it to more eligible devices. While with the security update, it doesn’t follow any rules; it just randomly updates the devices that are listed under the security update category, and most of the time, it easily expands the update to all the devices eligible for the update.

Going to the Android 14 update, the company has done an outstanding job in distributing the update. Just after the release of Android 14 on October 4, Google and Samsung quickly started rolling out the One UI 6 to the eligible devices, and within under three months, the company was successful in serving the update to all the eligible devices.

In comparison to other OEMs, which have one or two devices in their portfolio, for instance, they are still struggling to send new updates to their devices. Samsung has done a ten-time better job than them. If we take another example that has a large number of devices, such as Samsung, the Xiomi also failed to do it. Instead, it has been working in the market for a long time. There are a plethora of devices under the Redmi, POCO, and Xiaomi sub-brands that are still waiting for Android 14.