Linked by Alexey Eromenko on Fri 1st Feb 2013 21:52 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Many people think that all Androids are equal and it's a race to the bottom where the cheapest vendor wins. This could not be farther from the truth. For me, it all began half-a-year ago, when I bought the Samsung Galaxy S III and was absolutely stunned by it, then exploring and comparing it with other Androids. Now that Google has fired a shot across the bow with its low pricing for the unlocked Nexus 4, where does that leave Samsung and its flagship handset?
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RE: Upgrades!
by Alexey Technologov on Tue 5th Feb 2013 12:30 UTC in reply to "Upgrades!"
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Let's see how long Samsung keeps supplying OS upgrades for the GS2 or GS3, or do they just want us to get new phones every couple of years?

Do you think the Nexus series is supported forever ? Think again. The answer is: Nope. Two years max. And "Nexus S" (from 2010, two generations ago, before Nexus 4 and before the Galaxy Nexus) will not get official Google Android 4.2 either.

And the Galaxy S2 recently got official Samsung Android 4.1.2 upgrade, which probably completes it's 2 year support cycle. I don't expect to see official 4.2 ROMs on it. Custom ROMs via manual install surely can enlong the useful life of the devices in question.

In the real life, 3rd party web browsers (such as "Firefox for Android") may allow to use even outdated Android 2.x devices for way longer than originally intended. (due to supporting new web standards and fixing critical security issues at the browser level)


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