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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If it's not a Nexus.. it's not Android
by jabbotts on Wed 9th May 2012 13:06 UTC
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This is exactly why I wouldn't touch any of the devices outside of the Nexus branding; I wanted Android not a vendor molested forked distribution, I wanted updates when they where available from Google not when some vendor/carrier priesthood decided I was worthy.

If it's not running Google's stock android and getting updates directly then it's not Android; it's just some nock-off child-fork distribution misrepresenting it's branding.

On the up side, I hear Asus is due to ship a mobile running stock ICS; and outside the "nexus" brand no less. Well done Asus.. a vendor who might actually "get it".

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