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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apoclypse
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+1. The fact that Google markets new versions of the OS heavily knowing full well that maybe a handful of actual people will actually be able to use it is an issue.

They chose a more open model for Android and thus should treat the project like most open source projects where most developers/people would have used/downloaded the beta well before a .0 release. They can't market their OS like Apple does. Even then Apple releases iOS betas to developers well in advance of the actual release to the masses.

Imagine not being able to download betas for your distro of choice. That is basically the situation here. That puts everyone at a disadvantage, including Google apparently.

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