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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RE[4]: Speak by spending $$
by Drumhellar on Sun 25th Dec 2011 06:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Speak by spending $$"
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Older phones are different (Though, I have gotten updates for a couple), but smart phones are different.

Apple has greater than 10% of the smartphone market, right? Their phones have seen major software updates for a while after release. Updates for Windows Mobile-based phones (pre 7) were frequently available, and Microsoft pushes WP7 updates, giving carriers limited ability to restrict updates. Blackberry phones received updates, as well.
HTC and Motorola lately have been committing to longer-term support than previously offered.

So, yes, whether or not you've been paying attention, OS updates on smart phones are expected.

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