Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:17 UTC, submitted by jello
Apple So, how serious is the legal battle between Apple and the various Android phone makers, really? Surely, it's just logical business sense that's behind it, right? Calculated, well-planned precision strikes designed to hurt Android where simply making better, more innovative products isn't enough? Well, no, not really. We already knew Steve Jobs took this personal - now we know just how personal.
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RE[7]: Pirates of Silicon Valley
by frderi on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 09:38 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Pirates of Silicon Valley"
frderi
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2011-06-17

Google can say all they want. There's an ocean of difference between "There shouldn't be much difficulty in porting the device drivers" and "every manufacturer will put out updates so you are sure to run the latest system".

Android is a very different beast in terms of how the device makers look at it. While Android takes obvious queues from iOS feature wise, the device makers look at it from the device point of view. Like all device makers, have done for so many years. You want the new features? You buy the new model. Why would they put effort in releasing something that will compromise sales of their new devices?

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Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

I simply don't buy from manufacturers who don't release timely updates. After owning a Motorola Backflip, and before that the first Samsung Galaxy (i7500), both stuck on 1.5; I learned to only buy from device makers who prove they can support their devices. If customers weren't all self-destructive morons, the free market people seem to love so much would sort this out. Samsung learned that lesson from fan outrage over the i7500. Motorola did not. One can only hope being bought by Google will mean Motorola will improve in this regard.

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