Look, there’s no sugar-coating it anymore: Android upgrades are a big, hot mess. And just when it seemed like they were starting to get better, bam! They’re suddenly worse than ever.
My latest Android Upgrade Report Card says it all: Outside of Google itself, with its own Pixel and Nexus phones, only one Android manufacturer received a satisfactory grade for its performance with the most recent major Android upgrade — and even that was a ho-hum “C+” score. Every other phone-maker got a “D” or more frequently an “F” for its efforts getting the Android 7.0 Nougat software into the hands of its highest paying customers.