Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th May 2013 12:42 UTC
Google The only thing from the interview I care about: "We are thinking about how to make Android handle updates better. We see ways we can do this. It's early days. We're talking with our partners and working our way through it. We need time to figure out the mechanics, but it's definitely an area of focus for me and for the team." We've seen empty promises about this before, though.
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Easier update ?
by Kochise on Mon 13th May 2013 15:12 UTC
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Who are they fooling around ? CyanogenMod knows how-to, why can't Google do the same ? They "just" have to upgrade their kernel and Google Apps and leave the skinning stuff to OEM/3rd parties. Is that so complicated to just upgrade their own files ?

Just cut the system partition in three : google, oem, carrier. Each one update their software at will, and make sure to keep compatibility. In other words, the carrier should detect oem's version and push their software version accordingly. Oem should do the same with the kernel.

If Google push a new kernel upgrade, it shouldn't breaks oem and carriers' software as long as they update their software. As soon as oem and carrier makes their updated software avalaible, it should be pushed OTA when the consumer is ready.

That sounds easy, it SHOULD be easy. Microsoft can upgrade its kernel without breaking oem/3rd parties' software, so why couldn't Google ?


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