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: Importance
by Delgarde on Sun 19th Jan 2014 21:19 UTC in reply to "Importance"
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Most people will upgrade anyway for the hardware improvements.


Don't be so sure of that. Certainly, a lot of people get into the upgrade cycle, always buying the latest and greatest.

But conversely, a lot of people don't, instead buying a device that they'll keep using for year after year, discarding only once it stops working - usually because the battery life has deteriorated to the point where it's no longer useful.

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