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: missing the point
by bowkota on Fri 28th Oct 2011 01:39 UTC in reply to "missing the point"
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Did I miss something somewhere? Did all Android phones just stop working because of lack of updates? Did you lose all access to the app store? No? Then whats the problem? So your phone didn't get updated to ICS. Big deal. Its an end user device, not a PC. Did you ever think maybe you don't need to upgrade? As long as the phone does what was promised when you bought it, then you really have no complaint against it.

Yes the carriers should be congratulated for loading the devices with crapware and hindering users from updating to the latest OS for more than a year (if they ever do get the chance).
I thought only us Apple users where supposed to be sheep.

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