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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The first article is way off the mark
by PresentIt on Mon 26th Dec 2011 19:19 UTC
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As disappointed I am in this decision by Samsung, some of the article's claims are just silly:

Samsung protests that there's not enough RAM and ROM on the Galaxy S to operate Ice Cream Sandwich, but the Nexus S precedent tells me that the company could provide an unskinned build of Android 4.0 to users who'd like to upgrade their months-old phones.

Um, what? You expect Samsung, who actually made their own Shell for Android, to just throw it out in some future update?

Sorry, but that's BS. You can't expect them to ignore all the phones out there with their custom shell!

If you really want a stock android ROM, root it and install it from somewhere else.

I don't know if Samsung is lying about the phone not being able to run the most recent Android, but the comment in that article is just retarded. It looks like the writer actually believes Samsung, but still insists that Samsung should ignore the reality of things, throw out their work, and push stock Android onto their customers' phones.

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

(Also, complaining that HTC releases multiple models a year is silly too. Sure, they may be overdoing it, but it's a good thing that there are different models available for different needs.)

Edited 2011-12-26 19:24 UTC

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