I meant deployment of updates varies by manufacturer. Want the latest version of Android? Wait til we customize/ break it. Or: fuck you. Can't have.
I'm not trying to argue. To each his own. I never had a flagship and I threw up my hands one day and said I'm tapping out of the Android ecosystem after trying for years.
Both have strengths and weaknesses. And both are awful in their own ways. It's whatever you think is important and whatever bullshit you are willing to put up with.