Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Feb 2018 01:10 UTC

Essential - the phone company led by Android co-founder Andy Rubin - has had some difficulty in getting a stable 8.0 Oreo update released. After three beta releases, the company is not quite satisfied that the update is ready for general release. Because of these protracted issues, Essential has announced plans to skip the 8.0 release entirely in favor of 8.1, which will "push the public release back a couple weeks," according to the company.

Not even a phone with close to stock Android, built by the very same person who developed Android in the first place, can be updated to a newer Android release without delays, stability issues, and general problems - to the point where they're skipping a version altogether.

Android is a mess.

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RE[2]: no understanding
by unclefester on Thu 1st Feb 2018 11:23 UTC in reply to "RE: no understanding"
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Many People (e.g. Thom) don't seem to understand that Addroid is (deliberately) designed NOT to be upgraded (except for apps) once it leaves the factory. That basically eliminates expensive support for OEMs and carriers.

The big manufactuers have the resources to write their own software or demand hardware vendors do it for them. The alternative is touse a MTK reference platform running Vanilla Android (most of the budget phones).

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