Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Feb 2012 18:59 UTC, submitted by fran
Google So, how long have we been waiting for this to happen? Google has finally unveiled the future if the Android browser: it has no future. Google unveiled Chrome for Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and has designated it as the future default browser for the Android platform.
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Oh, great!
by bomgd3 on Wed 8th Feb 2012 19:14 UTC
bomgd3
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2012-02-08

Oh, great! Now how about fixing your horrible platform fragmentation so more than 2% of Android users can take advantage of this update?

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RE: Oh, great!
by Radio on Wed 8th Feb 2012 21:51 in reply to "Oh, great!"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Tsss, I understand people complaining about the delay to get security fixes, but this is sounding more and more like whiny ADHD kids unable to wait more than five seconds before getting their christmas gifts. You know hat whining will get you? Google holding on updates even more. After all, that is what Apple is doing: iOS 6 is already done, but nobody knows it, thus nobody whines about it. Then only developpers will have it, and nobody will whine either.

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RE[2]: Oh, great!
by viton on Wed 8th Feb 2012 22:02 in reply to "RE: Oh, great!"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

Then only developpers will have it, and nobody will whine either.

Because these "nobodies" are not forced to wait a half of year after the official release to update their devices.

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RE[2]: Oh, great!
by WorknMan on Thu 9th Feb 2012 00:00 in reply to "RE: Oh, great!"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Tsss, I understand people complaining about the delay to get security fixes, but this is sounding more and more like whiny ADHD kids unable to wait more than five seconds before getting their christmas gifts.


Eh, well, if this only works under ice cream sandwich, considering that it took my last phone (Droid Incredible) about 9 months just to get gingerbread, a lot of these people are going to be waiting a long time, and some of them will be waiting until they get their next phone.

However, now I'm rocking a Galaxy Nexus, so I'm good ;)

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RE: Oh, great!
by cjosc99 on Thu 9th Feb 2012 03:50 in reply to "Oh, great!"
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2011-07-13

Fragmentations is not necessarily bad. It means that while Android has thousand of engineers around the world working with the free Open Source Community. Apple on the other hand is an anachronic dictatorship who don't trust not even their shadow.

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RE[2]: Oh, great!
by viton on Thu 9th Feb 2012 15:11 in reply to "RE: Oh, great!"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

Apple on the other hand is an anachronic dictatorship who don't trust not even their shadow

Still Webkit, Darwin, Clang, LLVM and other open-source projects are done or actively supported by Apple.

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RE: Oh, great!
by twitterfire on Thu 9th Feb 2012 13:46 in reply to "Oh, great!"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

Or how about installing CyanogenMod version 9 and stop bitching? You will have the best ICS implementation available and you can use Chrome.

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