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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Hiding the problem...
by Ithamar on Sat 18th May 2013 06:37 UTC
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This so called solution will still leave many devices with known vulnerabilities and other security issues...
The only real motivation to do this is regain some control on Android by making AOSP a "demo" version of Android with all real new improvements hidden away in the closed-source, Google sauce components.

So much for an "open platform"..... ;)

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