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 $$
by PresentIt on Mon 26th Dec 2011 19:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Speak by spending $$"
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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.

Actually, they will recall cars if they discover some problem that might cause to their customers. Lots of models have been recalled though the years because of flaws in the design (bugs).

Similarly, phones will have bugs. Especially with all the security problems everywhere it's important to provide updates.

You don't want someone to own your phone because of a security hole, right? You'd want it patched, right?

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