Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Dec 2010 22:43 UTC
Google The source code for Android 2.3 has been released. "Nexus S went on sale yesterday morning in the US, running Gingerbread. Just like I did for Froyo, I'm open-sourcing the matching Android platform source code, right after the first consumers get their hands on it. I'm going to start literally right now, and the process will take a few hours."
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If they are non-techy, they don't want in-depth updates anyway, I think.

I still remember the day where I helped a relative with his iPod Touch, which exhibited some strange behaviors. Turns out he had updated it to iOS 4 without knowing exactly what it was about, and even worse the update process didn't go perfectly well.

Myself, I would never update any of my computers (phones included) to a new major release of their OS/firmwares without having done a full back-up and having some hours to spend recovering everything if the update process didn't went well. Minor security/stability updates are generally safe, but major updates change a lot and thus have a much higher chance of breaking something in the way.

Edited 2010-12-20 15:06 UTC

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