Google goes all Mikado about slow updaters

mikadoGoogle has “got a little list” is going “shame” OEMs into updating their devices printing a list of “those who won’t be missed.”

The search engine has has “drawn up lists that rank top phone makers by how up-to-date their handsets are, based on security patches and operating system versions.

Google has gone all Ko-Ko and shared this list with OEMs already and has “discussed making it public” in the hopes that OEMs will do better at updating their devices as a result.

The search engine has been trying for ages to get OEMs to update their devices. In 2011, Google triumphantly announced the “Android Update Alliance,” an agreement where Google and OEMs would work to ensure that devices got 18 months of updates.

A year later everyone promptly forgot about it and people talk about it as often as they mention the Queen’s farts.