me.0mby8How do you explain Samsung, Sony, OnePlus etc.
I don't think It's lousy as such. We do not know the work load of the devs there and the projects they might be working on. Maybe not well managed or maybe not enough resource allocation.
But saying so releasing security updates might be possible to be done faster given that custom rom devs ( been using custom roms for years now ) are able to push monthly asb updates at a pretty fast pace which I'd guess merging / making changes to make things fit and building and testing. I don't think I've had any issue with most updates (albeit a few which generally gets fixed with a really quick subsequent update like in maybe hours or days) and I have seen a single maintainer/dev test and push updates for multiple devices. That said they don't have to work on developing new devices I guess but aren't most of them just doing this in their spare time.
So maybe something can be done about pushing asb updates faster.
Even the android 12 beta according to the website (www asus com/content/android-12-beta/) is still in beta 1 while the one out for pixel is 2.1 and most like beta 3 in a few days so yea. Maybe the smartphone division of asus is just small maybe idk.
As for testing maybe get a build ready and have some kind of beta update path for people to test it where it can stay for a week maybe before being pushed to release. There might be people out there willing to run beta software on their daily drivers who mostly keep backup in case things go wrong and wont mind resetting the phone once in a while.
As a side note (might be unrelated to this thread) maybe having a recovery have more functionality like twrp like mtp and being able to enter password to decrypt the encrypted partition and so on. Yea something to make it fun to play around with I guess.