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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RE: Excuses, excuses
by Neolander on Wed 9th May 2012 00:09 UTC in reply to "Excuses, excuses"
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Well, as you point out yourself, Google have shown that the very strategy that Apple is using (focus on one phone per year) can work in the Android ecosystem, through the Nexus family of phones.

I'd like to see this happening to every Android phone out there too, but this would require a significant change in the way the ARM ecosystem works, so that OEMs don't have to work on updates on a per-phone basis as much as they do today. Right now, the fact that the Cyanogenmod team cannot provide equally good support for every device due to a lack of high-quality drivers and major differences between SOCs highlights the biggest problem of Android IMO.

An alternative option could be to use the "one single family of SOCs" approach of Microsoft with Windows Phone 7, but well... we can see how well it works in practice.

Edited 2012-05-09 00:25 UTC

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