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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Android orphanage
by SonicMetalMan on Sun 25th Dec 2011 14:37 UTC
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I gave up on Samsung during the Behold II debacle, I bought one of the overpriced and overhyped phones only to find out it was never to see any updates beyond 1.6. It pissed me off so bad I picked up an old G1 from Craigslist and never looked back. In the future I will likely stick to HTC handsets as they seem to be more "friendly" and open. I have no reservations about rooting and using CM builds when needed but I sure do not want to do this on new phones.

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