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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RE: Easier update ?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 13th May 2013 15:29 UTC in reply to "Easier update ?"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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I think they are talking about updating Android, not just the linux kernel that sits in the backgound.

The OEM's should just write their custom skins as drop in lanunchers that don't interfere with the actual parts of Android that Google will update. But in any case, there have been many articles pointing out that most of the delay in the states is due to carrier certification of each update, rather than code modifications and incompatibilities with the new Android update from google.

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