Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Feb 2012 23:36 UTC
Google Forget patent trolling - Android's biggest weakness, and most daunting obstacle to overcome, is its complete and utter lack of updates. Motorola has detailed its upgrade plans for Ice Cream Sandwich - and it ain't good. If the company Google just bought can't even update its phones properly, what can we expect from the rest?
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Stop adevertising android releases.
by dsmogor on Thu 16th Feb 2012 00:16 UTC
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Google should simply stop making big whizz bang about Android releases leaving that for more obscure developer and partners conferences. Turning Android release names into marketing codes directed towards the consumer was a major mistake.
By creating a demand they can't fullfill they are only hurting themselves.
Managing API evolution is another matter. There's really no reason that besides hw related innovation that is tied to given device for its lifetime new APIs couldn't be released and distributed as software components separate from the core OS. The fragments API is first step.
Hopefully ICS looks to be a major milestone in android lifetime that will follow with less frequent majors.

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