For years, fragmentation has been becoming the biggest headache for the terminals of the most widespread system. When compared to Apple, it is evident, since all iPhones already have iOS 16 in their possession, while the percentage of smartphones with Android 13 is ridiculous. As much as Google has made efforts to avoid it, this situation continues, which has only improved in the Google Pixel.
A great update leads to a good adaptation
This could be the phrase that would define how updates work on smartphones from brands such as Samsung, Xiaomi or OPPO, among others. In Apple the facilities are endless, since the system is identical in all smartphones and they only have to limit some other function that is only available in the latest terminals. On Android, however, each manufacturer has its differentiating pointsthese make it totally different to have a smartphone or another.
In addition to what we have already mentioned, the reasons why most phones do not have the update to Android 13 are the following:
- They are still adapting Android 13 to the customization layers: This is a sophisticated job that each company must do, to integrate the new features of the system together with the customization layer itself.
- It has to go through several betas first: As much as it may seem that Android 13 works perfectly at first, hidden errors appear over time, forcing manufacturers to have to test it on several smartphones so that later there are no surprises and complaints.
- Google continues to develop Android 13: Although the giant American company has already made the new version official, it continues to improve it little by little with each patch. Since no one wants to leave news out of the customization layer, some companies wait at least until September or October, to have everything well tied.
Despite everything: these will be the first to be updated
All the impediments that are slowing down Android updates lead us to have to be patient, but at least we have good news and that is that there are very few days or weeks left until a good number of phones are updated with Android 13 and a revamped customization layer. Looking at the development of the beta, we can say that, by Samsung, OPPO, Realme, OnePlus and Xiaomi, these will be the first phones to be updated with the stable version, possibly in October:
- Galaxy S22
- Samsung Galaxy S22+
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
- OnePlus 10 Pro
- Xiaomi 12
- Xiaomi 12 Pro
- OPPO Find X5 Pro
- OPPO Find X5
- Realme GT 2 Pro
The rest of the models of these brands will arrive little by little later, but in some cases without taking too long, as will happen with the latest Samsung foldables. While, on the part of Motorola, it has been confirmed that the Motorola Edge 30 will also have updated software very soon, but without dates for now.