Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Dec 2011 16:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And another case of the internet apparently wielding more influence than it seems to. To much dismay, Samsung announced last week that several of its popular smartphones, most notably the Samsung Galaxy S, would not be getting an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. The internet backlash was palpable, and today, word on the street is that Samsung is reconsidering its position.
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Sony did it
by FunkyELF on Fri 30th Dec 2011 15:50 UTC
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2006-07-26

While many geeks would say "good riddance!", the fact of the matter is that offering an upgrade that removes said applications is not going to go down well with consumers, opening Samsung up to all sorts of legal nastiness.


Sony was able to remove OtherOS (Linux) from their PS3 via an update and didn't get in any legal trouble.

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RE: Sony did it
by cmost on Fri 30th Dec 2011 16:45 in reply to "Sony did it"
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2006-07-16

"While many geeks would say "good riddance!", the fact of the matter is that offering an upgrade that removes said applications is not going to go down well with consumers, opening Samsung up to all sorts of legal nastiness.


Sony was able to remove OtherOS (Linux) from their PS3 via an update and didn't get in any legal trouble.
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Maybe not, but they sure as hell pissed off the hacker community! I would consider that worse than legal trouble!

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