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]: Nice to see I'm not alone
by Laurence on Mon 26th Dec 2011 12:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice to see I'm not alone"
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Well yes, but it's all back to the consumer; they want the newest and the greatest.

And that's sucks for poweruser, who want device(s) with OS that can be upgraded. Joe and Jane don't care about things like that.

Clearly it's not the consumers fault though, if Apple have managed to attract more customers with 1 phone a year than Sony have with > 6 phones a year, then you have to ask yourself if it really pays to flood the market.

I think this is the manufacturers fault because they're constantly trying to hedge their bets rather than concentrating on a limited but successful range.

Edited 2011-12-26 12:41 UTC

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