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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Big deal
by siki_miki on Mon 26th Dec 2011 01:44 UTC
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Install CM9 and you have the. OK, they hired the CM dev, but one guy won't change them (or not yet), but it's hard to make a change in such behemoth.

Regarding Sammy, there is simply no excuse for this incompetence.
How does that TW crap take up so much space? I understand they want to differ, and probably are quite afraid of Google becoming "mobile Microsoft", but this bullet struck them back. An UI shell like TouchWiz taking that much space is the result of a mediocre team churning out bloatware. Kinda reminds me of the ICQ client that once upon a time was the most popular IM. Unlike Apple, samsung has no idea how to make software properly. They should take few guys from the Bada team and the CM dev to work it out, these guys at least know what they are doing.

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