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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RE: ICS is a big change...
by DeadSuperHero on Thu 16th Feb 2012 11:05 UTC in reply to "ICS is a big change..."
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"The CM/AOSP folks are having a heck of a time getting devices brought up to snuff driver wise"

You're partially right, but even the supposedly "unhackable" devices like the Droid X have a mostly-working ICS port for CM9 these days. Not everything works, but considering it's a community effort, the results have actually been really surprising. I think, if anything, CM is going to be very pivotal in breathing new life into Android phones that "aren't supported" for ICS.

You're definitely right about the API changes though. The amount of changes in ICS gives the impression that they reached a few years into the future and brought a phone platform back with them.

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