Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jun 2012 19:34 UTC
Google Through the Google Play Store, the next version of Android has been confirmed: Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. I'm hoping for just a single new feature: something to address the update mess. I don't care how, as long as they do something.
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Not gonna happen...
by galvanash on Thu 21st Jun 2012 22:19 UTC
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Your asking for a technical solution to what is a political problem. Google can't make their OEMs stop being stupid by releasing a new Android version.

OEMs continue to feel the need to do their mostly pointless customization of both hardware and software. As long as that is true we will just have to wait for them to validate a new versions (which takes months), wait for them to finish their tinkering (which takes months), and then wait some more to go through the process of fixing all their bugs (which takes more months). It is just the nature of the beast.

The OEMs could easily fix this themselves - but Google can't do it for them. The need to realize that product differentiation should not be their only goal - they are just as responsible for the health of their platform as Google is and if everyone plays odd man out you get this mess we have now.

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