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: Nice to see I'm not alone
by Digsbo on Mon 26th Dec 2011 16:26 UTC in reply to "Nice to see I'm not alone"
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I hadn't thought of it this way before, but you're dead-on right. It wasn't until recently that some of the big auto manufacturers in the USA stopped competing with themselves, offering multiple brands and trim levels of the same car (think Plymouth, Oldsmobile, etc.). Maybe when the phone market slows down (as the auto market did), we'll see consolidation. But as long as people are buying, the manufacturers will use subsidized pricing to move a mess of slightly differentiated products.

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