If you cast your mind some years ago you could get some of the popular devices in Google Play Editions and they brought pure Android. This is not the case today and handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 are no longer offered with pure Android. This means that updates are slow coming to the devices, unlike on pure Android.
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S6 complained that they had to wait for what seemed to be forever to get the Android Lollipop update. If the device was pure Android the wait wouldn’t have been as long. Samsung now offers the Good Lock app instead of GPE and owners once again had to wait to get the Marshmallow update.
The Google Play Editions haven’t been offered for two years and Samsung stopped offering them as they said they didn’t sell very well. So it does looks as though the need for pure Android wasn’t strong enough to warrant the handsets.
But what are your thoughts, would you rather have pure Android on the Samsung Galaxy S6 to get faster updates?