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Years after Android hit store shelves and even after the lengthy and sometimes arduous update process has been detailed, HTC releases a new infographic taking a look at the whole process from beginning to end.

Properly labeled as the “The anatomy of an Android OS update” the manufacturer documents the 8, 9 or 12 steps that are required for an update. The steps take a look at Carrier devices, Unlocked/Developer edition devices and Google Play edition devices all of which require a similar process to achieve an OS update.

Needless to say the entire process has frustrated users the world over for years and it’s still far more detailed than Android’s biggest competitor in Apple. Hopefully, at some point in the not so distant future we’ll see this process whittle down to under 5 steps and make all Android users just a tiny bit happier.

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