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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kaiwai
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2005-07-06

This could all be resolved by forcing the vendors to unlock their bootloader's and disclose all the changes (drivers, patches, updates) so that it can all merge back into a single tree and Google themselves simply make regular builds and address anything that breaks. If all these drivers were merged into the main kernel tree along with the Android changes we wouldn't even be debating this topic but due to the clusterfuck that now exists because of the way Android is developed and integrated this is why we're at this current impasse.

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