Android phones have been gaining popularity lately, and it’s a trend that’s likely to continue, according to research by the Android Security Research Group.
The group estimates that about one-third of Android phones will be upgraded to Marshmallow sometime this year, and they believe it’s safe to assume that the majority of Android users will be upgrading to Android 5.0 Lollipop, which will include new security improvements.
This would make Marshmallow the most popular update for Android devices in the near future.
However, there are plenty of other options to consider.
For starters, if you’re already on an Android device, you probably already have a compatible Marshmallow update installed, so you don’t need to worry about a different version of Android.
Another option is to wait and see which Android version will be released next, which means you’ll get a slightly different experience from other devices that are already on the market.
As for which phone is best to upgrade, we’ll break down the pros and cons of each.
Pros: Good battery life and performance Cons: Some new features will require a lot of storage space and storage speed, and some phones won’t be compatible with Marshmallow.
For most users, though, Marshmallow is a solid upgrade and will offer better performance and battery life than a standard version of an Android phone.
In our test, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Pro lasted around six hours and 40 minutes on our average battery drain test, while the HTC One X was able to last a whopping six hours on our battery drain tests.
If you’re looking for a better battery life, you can get a Galaxy S6 Edge or Galaxy S7 Edge.
If the Galaxy S8, S8+ and S8 Plus aren’t your thing, the Google Pixel C and Pixel 2 have excellent battery life.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a battery life of five hours and 45 minutes on average, and the Galaxy Note 10.1 is a bit disappointing for this same test.
In addition, Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ are also good choices for those looking for great battery life at a price that won’t break the bank.
However and especially for those that aren’t ready to upgrade yet, there’s also the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, which can last up to seven hours on average.
The LG G6 has a slightly better battery than the Xperia X, but the LG G5 is a better choice.
You may want to look for an LG G4 if you need a better device than the Galaxy A series or the LG V10, as those devices won’t offer a Marshmallow upgrade.
Lastly, there is the HTC U11, which has a better performance than the LG X, while Samsung’s G5 and LG V5 are both better than the Sony X.