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[4]: android is a mess ...
by p13. on Tue 6th Feb 2018 11:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: android is a mess ..."
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Well ... I'm not so sure about that.
Macs were very tightly integrated custom designs at some point. They designed their own chipsets, os and software.
Nowadays, they are just fancy PCs.

They went from 68k to ppc to intel.
Old 68k macs are pretty exotic compared to anything "modern". The toolkits and half the OS lived in rom ... and then there was PDS and Nubus ...
The PPC macs were a bit less so. They used PCI, "pc" graphics cards, etc, but still decidedly not a pc.
The current gen ... well ... fancy PCs ...

I see no reason why the amiga couldn't have evolved if the right decisions were made under the right circumstances with the right amount of luck.

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