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: update
by unoengborg on Sun 25th Dec 2011 15:59 UTC in reply to "update"
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The problem is that most of the old devices don't work perfectly. Smartphones of today normally carry a lot of personal and sensitive information, and there will always be new bugs and security issues that will be found in their software.

So they will need at least bug fix releases of their existing software, and if you need to fix major parts of the software on a regular basis, why not upgrade it to the latest version while you are at it. It should be less expensive to the manefakturer to just keep track of the latest version.

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