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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It's clearly the fault of both
by thegman on Tue 8th May 2012 18:58 UTC
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First to Thom, there is nothing "low" about a mobile phone carrier, it's just a collection of people, some rich, some not, doing their jobs and providing a service. The service may be crap, and it may be expensive, but it's not "low", it's just a service, get over it.

Whose fault is it? Clearly both. One sells a phone to a user, and one provides the OS. Neither have shown interest in providing timely OS updates. It's not really in the hardware maker's or carriers' interest, as they would rather you bought a new phone. It's in Google's interest, probably, but not enough to bother doing anything about it.

Don't like it? Don't buy it, it's now "low" or "wrong", it's just incompetent, and we're all that in our own ways.

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