Samsung has definitely improved from where they were just a few short years ago, with respect to Android version updates, and they are still way ahead of Sony.
I know that Samsung still has a way to go, but they aren't as objectively terrible as before.
Sony hasn't even released any schedule, although, Samsung Canada Members doesn't even acknowledge the existence of One UI V5.0
STILL only reference One UI V4.0 in the Notice on Samsung Members Canada lol 😂
I agree that Samsung has definitely improved with the speed & consistency of it's updates, however, I highly doubt that Samsung has ever been ahead of Google with their Security Patch Updates, ever!
Samsung gets it's Security Patch info from Google
Samsung and Google have a very strong partnership with Android. Samsungs software engineers aid Google in the development of stock Android and Wear OS.
Of course, but that's something that Samsung mocked Apple about.