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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jabbotts
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2007-09-06

I tend to believe that understanding which party is responsible for causing the problem leads to being able to better address the problem. Carriers who cause delays will not stop causing delays while everyone is pointing fingers elsewhere but when all the figures accurately point at them, they'll be more motivated to stop causing grief.

I do agree that Google could have done a better job with the license. The result is that we have Android and a bunch of one-off vendor modified fork distributions. With my own carrier, I'll have to watch closer for update release from google and availability through the carrier network.

On the up side, because it is a Nexus, I was able to simply fetch the update from google and flash the device myself. Nothing stopping you from updating yourself when the over-air update lags behind availability. (Google could provide a better firmware flash utility though too)

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