Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 22:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless All hail the omnipresent people familiar with the matter.This time, these patrons of the internet have told InformationWeek that Motorola is not satisfied with Google's Android, and that the company is working on its own mobile operating system.
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RE[2]: Committing suicide?
by avgalen on Thu 24th Mar 2011 07:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Committing suicide?"
avgalen
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2010-09-23

You said it very well yourself. If you wouldn't have received the free update (that costs the manufacturer money to produce/deploy) you would have punished them by.....buying a new phone (the earns the manufacturer money)

THAT is why they stop supporting hardware quickly.
Of course, if 1 company breaks this pattern and continues to bring updates it will have a competitive advantage, gains a positive reputation and has a Unique Selling Point. Eventually that would force other manufacturers to do the same or lower their price but for several reasons we haven't seen this happen yet

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