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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by kurkosdr on Sat 30th Jun 2012 11:20 UTC
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"The Nexus S took months to get ICS. The "Nexus" branding is no guarantee. "

Exactly. Without a defined architecture (aka not "any ARM SoC will do") and a stable ABI, the upgrade mess isn't really going to be resolved.

As i 've said before, I am an Android fan, but the mess with upgrades even on Nexus models makes me appreaciate the effort MS has put into defining architectures, kernel archtectures and keeping ABIs stable for 6 years at least.

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