Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Feb 2012 23:36 UTC
Google Forget patent trolling - Android's biggest weakness, and most daunting obstacle to overcome, is its complete and utter lack of updates. Motorola has detailed its upgrade plans for Ice Cream Sandwich - and it ain't good. If the company Google just bought can't even update its phones properly, what can we expect from the rest?
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RE[3]: ICS is a big change...
by kragil on Thu 16th Feb 2012 00:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ICS is a big change..."
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

That is the problem with throw-over-the-wall open source with added dependencies to closed source (drivers, vendor value-subtractions)
I really hope the Lima project finishes its Mali GPU drivers soon. My next phone will be all ARM (as in with Mali GPU) and hopefully that will make updating and running other FOSS systems (Mer, Tizen) fairly easy (Linux 1.0 easy)

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RE[4]: ICS is a big change...
by 0brad0 on Thu 16th Feb 2012 04:19 in reply to "RE[3]: ICS is a big change..."
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05


My next phone will be all ARM (as in with Mali GPU) and hopefully that will make updating and running other FOSS systems (Mer, Tizen) fairly easy (Linux 1.0 easy)


LOL. Soo naive.

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RE[4]: ICS is a big change...
by Kivada on Thu 16th Feb 2012 11:57 in reply to "RE[3]: ICS is a big change..."
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

You can get essentially that from here http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-main/ It's about as OSS friendly a phone as you can get.

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sparkyERTW Member since:
2010-06-09

You can get essentially that from here http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-main/ It's about as OSS friendly a phone as you can get.


Wow... I mean it's nice and all, but 749 Euros (which for me in Canada is roughly $1,000)? I felt like I was spending big when I dropped $600 on an N900. I'm willing to pay a premium for freedom, but there comes a point when I have to remind myself it's a frickin' phone.

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