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[2]: Speak by spending $$
by kaiwai on Mon 26th Dec 2011 01:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Speak by spending $$"
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You may keep your new car 5-10 years. The manufacturer won't offer any upgrades at all during that period. If you want an improvement in performance, handling, braking etc you have the choice of either paying for modifications via a 3rd party or buying a new car.

If you don't expect a $100k car to get upgraded why would you expect a $100 phone to be upgraded?

Because smart phones run sophisticated software that have bugs and security holes - as a consumer I expect that they provide software updates to address those short comings in a timely and responsible manner. Sorry, you're comparing a physical product to something (software) that can be replicated over and over again via the distribution channels (internet) for a few cents. The situation isn't even comparable.

Edited 2011-12-26 01:22 UTC

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