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[5]: Excuses, excuses
by kwanbis on Thu 10th May 2012 17:15 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Excuses, excuses"
kwanbis
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2005-07-06

Well, I actually feel the opposite.

I rather have a well supported phone, that lasts me at least the 2 years contract, than getting the Super Duper Phone 1, and two months later seeing Super Duper Phone 2.

And worst, 3 months latter, Super Duper Phone 1 is not getting Android 4.x because it is not the newest model.

I also believe that from a manufacturing, stocking, replacement parts, and support point of view, it is totally ridiculous hat they make so many devices.

Apple wins cause most phone manufacturers do so many phones, that they have to spread their design teams work between so many phones.

So in the end, they end up doing 20 phones that barely differentiate themselves, instead of 1, 2 or 3 really good designs.

That is why mercedes/audi/bmw do so many cars per year.

Also, they loose branding by naming each phone with a different, and ridiculous name.

I'm glad Samsung and HTC are trying to revert all this bs.

You only need 3 phones:
Basic, Medium, High End.

And maybe android/wp versions.

So, release 3/6 phones a year. Support them for 2 years minimum. If you want to stop supporting after 2 years, realease all information so that community can take over.

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