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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There are 3 to the dance
by B. Janssen on Tue 8th May 2012 21:40 UTC
B. Janssen
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2006-10-11

This strikes me as odd. For Android this is a three-way setup, while with Apple this is a two-way setup.

Google delivers Android to the OEMs, who deliver the hardware to the carriers. It's not that hard to see that the OEMs play an important role in this situation. Those have to bring the updates to their hardware first, before the carriers can delay anything. So, why do European market or "unlocked" devices suffer long update cycles, too, if the (US) carriers are to blame?

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