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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RE[2]: Steve Jobs wrote a book
by shotsman on Sun 25th Dec 2011 07:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Steve Jobs wrote a book"
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Did you get the message that the OP was referring to the 'word of Jobs on keeping it simple stupid?'

Apple are the masters of making a device and selling the hell out of it for 12/18 months. Then they upgrade it.

The likes of Samsung/HTC etc do exactly the opposite and release a plethora of models without a great deal of difference between them. These models seem to only last a few months on the market before they are abandonded. No support. No software upgrades. Nada.

I have an unlocked, no carrier bloat HTC phone. Even this is still full of crapware that can't be removed without rooting it. The device is 9 months old. Are HTC going to give me an update to ICS? are they heck. Situations like this are nearly enough to drive me back to Apple.

Yeah, I could root the phone and load a cyanogen release. But frankly, I can't be bothered. I have better things to do with my time.

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Johann Chua Member since:

My Samsung Galaxy Ace shipped with Froyo and got an official upgrade to Gingerbread. I already know it's not on the list for an ICS upgrade, but hey, it's a mid-range Android phone.

I guess the OP was referring to Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs. Just got it for Christmas from my sister.

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