Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th May 2012 17:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is fun. The number one iOS carrier duking it out with the company behind the world's most popular smartphone operating system. Last month, Google's lead for the Android Open Source Project, Jean-Baptiste Queru, more or less blamed carriers (see comments) for Android's upgrade woes. Yesterday, AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson retaliated, blaming Google for the delays. And yes, Google already responded to that, too.
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Excuses, excuses
by WorknMan on Tue 8th May 2012 18:31 UTC
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You know, it's funny... while Google is busy whining and blaming the carriers as to why it can take 6 months or longer for Android phones to get updates, Apple doesn't seem to have this problem.

Of course, one can point out the obvious fact that Android has 9 million devices vs Apple's few, which is like Linux Evangelists blaming developers and vendors for lack of certain software and hardware drivers.

But in the end, all of this posturing and bullshit doesn't matter to end users like me. What DOES matter is results, and Google needs to find a way to FIX it. As it stands, the only Android phone I would ever consider is a Nexus, for this very reason. Apple has proven that it IS possible to work around the carrier issue, and they manage to ship without crapware all over their devices too.

Disclaimer: Before anybody labels me an Apple fanboy, I would like to point out that my phone is a Galaxy Nexus ;)

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