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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by kurkosdr on Mon 13th May 2013 15:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Re: "
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No.

In a parallel universe where SoC manufacturers have their drivers in the tree, you are correct. Would be nice if SoC manufacturers opened their drivers, but they don't want to do it.
If a driver is not in the source tree, it's probably useless for subsequent versions of the Linux kernel. Isn't this right?


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.

Then why unbranded (not carrier locked) Nexus S devices took months to receive ICS? Shouldn't ICS have been served a week after it appeared on the Galaxy Nexus? Hint: Driver issues.

Edited 2013-05-13 16:01 UTC

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