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Google, OnePlus shipped all phones with latest Android OS in 2018

IANS  |  Gurugram 

and were the only brands which shipped all their with the latest version of OS in 2018, a new report said on Monday.

According to market research techARC, 32 models of were launched by various original equipment manufacturers last year.

Overall, Vivo led the number of launches with 7 models having the latest OS version shipped out of the factory.

The second spot was taken by which launched four models, followed by Tecno (3), the report said.

"With stock becoming the preference of users, the OEMs are able to reduce the upgrade turnaround time for OS as it requires minimal integration from their end after releases one," said Faisal Kawoosa, Founder and Chief Analyst, techARC.

Nearly 80 per cent of the launches with latest OS version had Android 8.1 (Oreo) pre-loaded when shipped for sale.

The remaining 20 per cent had Android 9.0 (Pie) version.

"The good news is that even for the entry level (sub-Rs 5,000), users could get a with the latest Android version, which were sold by and Lava," the findings showed.



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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 11:48 IST