Fastest Updates

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by nviz22, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. nviz22 macrumors 601

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    Which cheap android phones have he fastest updates besides the Moto G? Any of them use nano sim tech too?
     
  2. mrex macrumors 68030

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    you can only rely on pure nexus devices, if you need the latest android updates for a some odd reason...
     
  3. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    I think the Android one or nexus one devices get updated from Google.
     
  4. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    The only guarantee for an "affordable" phone is the Nexus 5X now.
     
  5. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    Or the Nexus 6 (last years model), which can be found new for $299.
     
  6. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Good point. Forgot about that.
     
  7. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Too big. I rather go smaller form factor too.
     
  8. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    So NOBODY is commenting on the Android M updates? Some of you have to have it.
     
  9. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

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    It's all been covered already.

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  10. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    Been covered where? I didn't see it. It's been rolling out barely a week.
     
  11. mrex macrumors 68030

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    And what has this to do with the thread? It was about phones getting updates.
     
  12. lowendlinux Contributor

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    Where?
     
  13. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    EBay
     
  14. lowendlinux Contributor

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    Thanks!
     
  15. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    I believe Android M is an update. I didnt want to start a new thread and this was the closest thing I could find.
     
  16. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 601

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    I ordered the Nexus 6. $300 is a little steep since my budget was $250, especially since eBay ate up my coupon from a past purchase and refused to give it back. But it seems like it has everything I need in a backup phone excluding the form factor. I just hope this is finally the last switch for the Android device for awhile.

    I cannot wait for the Wi-Fi Calling, Android M, and almost latest specs.
     
  17. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    I have WiFi calling on my GS6,...never use it.
     
  18. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 601

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    That's probably because your coverage is not as bad as mine. My coverage is atrocious, so Wi-Fi calling is huge on my 6S+.
     
  19. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    Android M is an update. This thread is about the fastest updates.
     
  20. FFR macrumors 68030

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    I would just wait for January/February and pick up the nexus 6p on the cheap just before mwc.

    Your options right now are quite limited.
     
  21. s0nicpr0s macrumors regular

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    I would definitely suggest staying with Nexus devices if consistently fast updates are the thing most important to you. Motorola has been pretty quick about updates over the past 2 years IIRC. And I was surprised to find out this morning that LG already has a build of Marshmallow (for G4) that is going to start rolling out and be tested before being pushed to everyone.
     
  22. maxsix Suspended

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    So what?

    I know lots of people who benefit from WiFi Calling. If it wasn't an important way to connect a company the massive size of AT&T would not be offering it and spending millions of ad dollars to be sure potential customers know.
     
  23. lowendlinux Contributor

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    This will sound pendantic and I don't mean it that way but If Android follows Linux naming then MM would be an upgrade, not an update.
     
  24. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 601

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    I am actually considering the 5X now again because the form factor and the seller I bought the N6 from has a bad rep w/ unsealed boxes and not having full one year warranties as stated in their eBay ad.
     
  25. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    What's "MM"?
     

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