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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This will never change
by moondevil on Thu 16th Feb 2012 10:30 UTC
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Having some experience in the telecommunication world and as a former Nokia employee, I can say this will never change.

Any manufacturer is happier to sell you a new mobile than provide you free OS upgrades.

Apple does it, because they control both hardware and OS.

WP7 manufactures are doing it, only because Microsoft imposes them to do it. But if Microsoft can see better manufacturer support for WP7 by dropping this requirement, they will drop it.

The guys developing Android phones are the same ones that did Brew, Symbian, or whatever proprietary OS they had. These are on the game to sell you mobiles, not OS upgrades.

Actually the casual user has been educated that if he/she wants a better mobile, then he/she needs to buy a new one. It is a shame that works like this, but I see hardly any possible change on how it works.

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