Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th May 2013 23:35 UTC, submitted by kragil
Google Ars nails it: "The answer is that Google did announce what amounts to a fairly substantial Android update yesterday. They simply did it without adding to the update fragmentation problems that continue to plague the platform. By focusing on these changes and not the apparently-waiting-in-the-wings update to the core software, Google is showing us one of the ways in which it's trying to fix the update problem."
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Sadly there are still brand new phones on sale (At least here in the UK) that still run 2.3 AND with no updates available. I know that for a fact as my other half bought one such device last week from Carphone Warehouse. She was not best pleased when she found out that it would'nt run the latest FB app or play Angry Birds.

IMHO V2.3 will become the IE6 of the android world.

I struggled with 2.3 (on both HTC and Samsung) phones for a while. In the end I tried to replace the HTC build with a cyanogen and prompty bricked the phone.

As a software dev of more than 30 years experience and IMHO, this whole Android System thing is a total mess and is getting worse not better.

I fully expect Samsung to declare UDI within the next 6-12 months and go their own way with their own OS. They really don't need Google any more. What then for the Android System?

I've given up with it all and gone back to an old Nokia 6310i. I actually don't miss much from Android as I tend to use my phone, well as a phone.

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