Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Dec 2011 16:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And another case of the internet apparently wielding more influence than it seems to. To much dismay, Samsung announced last week that several of its popular smartphones, most notably the Samsung Galaxy S, would not be getting an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. The internet backlash was palpable, and today, word on the street is that Samsung is reconsidering its position.
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by Neolander on Tue 27th Dec 2011 23:29 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
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Windows XP is the keyword here. We are talking about running the latest version of a computer's OS. And Windows 7 would run very badly with only 512 MB.

OS bloat existed before mobile devices. The only apparent reason why we start to care now is that in the mobile world, old OS support seemingly sucks bigtime, to the point where one would have to upgrade the whole OS in order to fix a few glitches and exploits here and there. Kind of like if Microsoft forced you to upgrade a WinXP install to Windows 7 in order to fix some random WMF vulnerability.

Edited 2011-12-27 23:38 UTC

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