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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I think the issue is that Motorola-ICS will not get ICS updates promptly if at all.

The comparison of Windows is not all together accurate either. Windows7 won't be unsupported the moment Win8 launches. Windows is also a retail OS which both end users and OEMs must pay noticable license costs for.

Alternatively, if the vendor is going to impose a specific OS version, lock out original developer updates and not support there molested version I sure do expect them to provide a firmware update for the OS version that is still supported and runs fine on the still perfectly good hardware. It's the absolute minimum the vendor could do for it's paying customers. Not to mention the security implecations in neglecting devices because they have the less hip OS version.

And vendors who don't ship updates promptly for the current OS version; that's insane and inexcusable.

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