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: ICS is a big change...
by WorknMan on Thu 16th Feb 2012 01:08 UTC in reply to "ICS is a big change..."
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

The manufacturer's and carriers? Well, their problem is even larger. All the extra skinning, tweaks, extra apps, etc., all have to be either ported or heavily tested to make sure they work right under ICS.


Or they could just leave out the bullshit bloatware and release ICS as stock.

Google could probably also help the situation by releasing beta versions a few months in advance like Apple does, so at least then everyone could get started coding earlier, instead of having to wait for the next Nexus phone to be released.

But because Google releases the source at the last minute, even having a Nexus phone kind of sucks, because not every app is compatible with the latest and greatest out of the box, and there's still some things that don't work. So, it's kind of like Linux in a way... just stick with your phone/distro of choice and enjoy some stability, or go with the latest and greatest and live with the growing pains ;)

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RE[2]: ICS is a big change...
by phoehne on Thu 16th Feb 2012 05:36 in reply to "RE: ICS is a big change..."
phoehne Member since:
2006-08-26

You know, I wish they would leave the crap ware off the device, but they don't, so this is the situation users are in. Makes you kind of feel like being third in a human centipede.

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