Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Dec 2011 13:00 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Earlier today, Samsung revealed that it won't update the Galaxy S, its most successful smartphone to date, to the latest version of Android. You might shrug and dismiss that as just more evidence of Android's inherent fragmentation or the need for buyers to beware, but I take grave issue with it. This is a decision based not on technical constraints, as Samsung would have you believe, but on hubris." This. A gazillion million thousand times this. Also: "It's simple: make a large high-end device, a smaller value device, and a QWERTY device. Maybe one or two other specialty form factors, tops. That's it. Update them once a year, and keep the names the same." It would make updating a hell of a lot easier. We don't need the Samsung Galaxy SII Epic 4G Touch Sensation.
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by jimmystewpot on Sat 24th Dec 2011 23:53 UTC
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The continual improvement in Android hardware is excellent.. however the software of ALL the manufacturers can't keep up with the hardware pace, that's why we keep having these lagged upgrades. HTC etc simply can't keep up partially because of the bloatware, partially because they want to keep customers upgrading every year... unfortunately it's not going to work if they don't get the software updates, and the carrier terms are almost always 24 months now.. it's unacceptable to have a 24 month contract any only have 1 update, if your lucky 2..

I love android, but I can't stand the carrier/vendor arrogance around their update policies.. I am now a keen Cyanogen mod follower so I can get regular updates AND not have the hassle of carrier/software lock in.

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