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[3]: Excuses, excuses
by Alfman on Thu 10th May 2012 13:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Excuses, excuses"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

phoehne,

"If you walk down a laundry detergent aisle you see 'new improved' on several products with very minor differences in formulation or packaging. If you like, it's the physics of the market and the manufacturer that didn't come out with a model every few months would be seen as 'stale' by the market. They would only lose market share."

Haha, that reminds me of shopping at CVS for toiletries I've bought for years. The products never change (which is what I want), yet just about every single item is always labeled "new and improved". It's totally meaningless marketing drivel.

It makes me wonder whether the population really is so fickle as to react to the presence or absence of the "new and improved" label, or if it is just the result of corporate employees who are desperate to justify their jobs by changing formulas by a few parts per million and collecting their paychecks.

Edited 2012-05-10 13:54 UTC

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