Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Dec 2011 13:00 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Earlier today, Samsung revealed that it won't update the Galaxy S, its most successful smartphone to date, to the latest version of Android. You might shrug and dismiss that as just more evidence of Android's inherent fragmentation or the need for buyers to beware, but I take grave issue with it. This is a decision based not on technical constraints, as Samsung would have you believe, but on hubris." This. A gazillion million thousand times this. Also: "It's simple: make a large high-end device, a smaller value device, and a QWERTY device. Maybe one or two other specialty form factors, tops. That's it. Update them once a year, and keep the names the same." It would make updating a hell of a lot easier. We don't need the Samsung Galaxy SII Epic 4G Touch Sensation.
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WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

When Android devices first started hitting the mainstream, I vowed never to purchase any model accept the "pure" Nexus phones.


This. I can sum up the Android phone buying advice like this: Either get the one that says 'Nexus' on it, or buy an iPhone, or Windows phone. Now, that wasn't so complicated, was it?

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nzgreen Member since:
2008-01-07

And if I want an Android device with more than 16GB of storage?

Edited 2011-12-24 20:14 UTC

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Earl C Pottinger Member since:
2008-07-12

Can phones like this be opened and have the storage chip changed? A friend of my was planning to do this with his tablet, but I don't know if phone storage is soldered in or plugged in. And if it is soldered, if the larger storage chips have the same pin-outs.

Why can't phones come with a SD-Card or mini-SD-card port?

Edited 2011-12-24 21:58 UTC

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

And if I want an Android device with more than 16GB of storage?


The newest Nexus phone has 32 ;)

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tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

Buy the not-too-priced android phone, and buy a 16gb micro-sd card.

Edited 2011-12-25 05:36 UTC

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

This. I can sum up

I immediately know if a post is worth reading if it starts with "This."

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dragos.pop Member since:
2010-01-08


This. I can sum up the Android phone buying advice like this: Either get the one that says 'Nexus' on it, or buy an iPhone, or Windows phone. Now, that wasn't so complicated, was it?


Most Windows phones will hit the same problem. Unless microsoft will:
1) Have a small number of conponents suported, so that they will provide the OTA update with all drivers
or:
2) Drivers will be forward compatible, so a new Windows version will not influence OEMs.

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AnythingButVista Member since:
2008-08-27

"When Android devices first started hitting the mainstream, I vowed never to purchase any model accept the "pure" Nexus phones.


This. I can sum up the Android phone buying advice like this: Either get the one that says 'Nexus' on it, or buy an iPhone, or Windows phone. Now, that wasn't so complicated, was it?
"
What if I want a phone with a hardware keyboard? I'm telling you, if Apple comes with an iSlide (phone with a sliding QWERTY), Android would be dead for all I care. Android is destined to become the featurephone-replacement OS, the one for users who don't care about software updates.

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PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

Android is destined to become the featurephone-replacement OS

I realize that you are an extreme Apple fan, but even you must surely understand that this statement is completely insane, considering that Android is kicking iOS's ass in the smartphone market?

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I can sum up the Android phone buying advice like this: Either get the one that says 'Nexus' on it, or buy an iPhone, or Windows phone. Now, that wasn't so complicated, was it?

I don't know, that mostly brings up: will you ever stop promoting Nexus phones ad nauseam?

Really, that's way too simplistic (even fallacious and misrepresenting what the mobile market is), they aren't anywhere near the optimal choice for many. "Superiority" of Nexus has a hefty price tag (iOS or Win devices, similarly) - for vast majority of people it's most likely better to get ~3x less expensive handset and replace it maybe only slightly sooner than a Nexus would dictate (anyway, I suspect that an average Nexus owner is among the "often upgrading" half)

Edited 2011-12-31 19:06 UTC

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