Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Jan 2014 20:00 UTC
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To be sure, it's no magic solution to the gargantuan task of moving the entire Android ecosystem forward. And the update situation for non-flagship devices remains something of a crapshoot. But it's a start, and a big step in the right direction. And as we move from Jelly Bean into the KitKat era, it's enough to give us some hope for the future of Android updates.

Read on to find out why.

Still Android's biggest weakness. Baby steps are made, but a solution there is not.

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RE: This shouldn't be a problem
by moondevil on Sat 18th Jan 2014 23:33 UTC in reply to "This shouldn't be a problem"
moondevil
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2005-07-08

Android is pretty modular, the problem is called diferentiation.

OEMs want to make their offering feel distinct, as they have been doing since the dawn of computing.

Carriers prefer to offer you a new handset against a contract renewal than free OS updates.

Any other OS will suffer from the same issues. Carriers won't let anyone else play an Apple move on them.

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