This Infographic Shows How Android Phones Get Updated

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Ever wonder why it takes most Android phones ages to get the latest version of the OS?

Well, a recent infographic from HTC sheds some light on the anatomy of an Android update — detailing all the steps involved from the pre-announcement PDF through the finished version arriving on your phone.

Seeing that there are no fewer than 12 steps involved in bringing an Android update to a carrier-based device (as well as the waiting time for carrier approval, which isn’t even mentioned on this diagram) won’t make waiting time frustration any easier, but it certainly does put things in perspective.

Credit to HTC for being so transparent about the process, too.

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