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Google might start shaming companies that take too long to update their Android phones

It's not just you who's sick of waiting for the latest Android updates to arrive on your phone -- Google is too, and it has a plan to tackle it.

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Sick of waiting for your phone to get the latest version of Android? So is Google, apparently. To help speed the process, the tech giant may start shaming companies that take too long to bring fresh versions of Android to their devices.

Google already has a list that ranks manufacturers by how up-to-date their handsets are, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. While this list is currently only available internally -- and to the manufacturers themselves -- Google is reportedly planning to make the list public.

In doing so, it will hopefully shine a spotlight on those firms that take too long in updating the phones.

Google is yet to respond to a request for comment.

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