Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 20:50 UTC, submitted by fran
Google "Google is making another attempt to fix the Android update problem at the Google I/O conference. The plan is to give smartphone, tablet and chip manufacturers earlier opportunities to adapt their current and new hardware to forthcoming Android versions. Google said that it hopes that this will allow users to receive their updates faster. To achieve this, Android executive Hugo Barra announced a 'Platform Development Kit'." I have my doubts.
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RE[3]: Nice but ...
by 0brad0 on Sat 30th Jun 2012 03:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nice but ..."
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Except that for the general population of people using android who don't know any better don't really care. I'm talking about people like my brother and friends, for who android was their first smartphone. They are all happily running 2.3 or 2.2 completely oblivious of the fact that ICS even exists. Heck, my brother thought he was getting all the updates because the google play store keeps installing "updates". Honestly, outside of the people who visit osnews, the general population just doesn't care.

A lot more users than just OSNews users feel this way about updates. Also what you've said is irrelevant since said users are NOT going to rush out and buy new shiny shiny hardware anyway.

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