Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Oct 2011 15:45 UTC
Google "The announcement that Nexus One users won't be getting upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich led some to justifiably question Google's support of their devices. I look at it a little differently: Nexus One owners are lucky. I've been researching the history of OS updates on Android phones and Nexus One users have fared much, much better than most Android buyers." I'm happy the modding community takes care of orphaned devices, but a solution it is not. I'm hoping the crop of Android phones released this past year - which were not included in this analysis - fair better. If there's one thing Google should steal from Apple, it's their iOS update support.
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RE: Update system
by Beta on Thu 27th Oct 2011 20:54 UTC in reply to "Update system"
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Google needs to make Android more modular in the sense that you have the very basic plumbing (Linux, bionic etc) and then the Android stack on top.


But it is. The failings are the device makers and chipset creators not upstreaming their tweaks so it makes updating devices to the latest HEAD fragile;

HTC Sense is but a set of modules that sit atop Android.

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