Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Oct 2010 12:23 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Catfight! Get out your mobile phones and start filming, because two important personalities in the mobile world just got into a catfight. After the presentation of Apple's (once again) stellar quarterly results (what's with the low iPad sales, though?), Apple's CEO Steve Jobs went on a bit of a tangent regarding Android (among other things). Google's Andy Rubin, the father of Android, responded in a pretty fun way via Twitter.
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Check the date of the article too - not too long after the OTA update of Froyo. The article concludes that putting Froyo on the Hero makes it "pretty much perfect". Estimated time to install ... about 15 minutes (not including download times of course).

Now I certainly concede the point that manufacturers should support their devices longer (although the warranty itself is only 1 year). Of course I would be happier if HTC itself released updates for their old phones, but the very least they let users update. This also neatly supports Rubin's retort - yes, that's openness, when random devs can download the source code and modify it to run on pretty much anything.

All I can say about the 1 year warranty and Android availability - iPhone 3G was released July 2008, over 2 years ago and yet one is able to run iOS 4.1 on it. If Apple can provide software updates to a device over 2 years old then I think HTC can do the same.

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