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: Android Phones are more like PCs
by Fergy on Thu 16th Feb 2012 09:26 UTC in reply to "Android Phones are more like PCs"
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

When you buy a PC with Windows 7 do you expect to get a free/automatic upgrade to Windows 8? Geeks don't like it, but the average Android user doesn't give a fuck.

That argument was weak the first time it was made and it sounds more stupid every time it is repeated.
Windows 7 gets updates. Almost all apps on Windows 7 get upgrades. You are not stuck on app versions when win7 was released.
You are stuck with 2.3 Android. It is okay for a budget phone but if you get a high end 600 euro($780) phone you should get at least 2 years of updates/upgrades.

Google should release something like the windows or intel sticker. If Samsung/HTC want it on their phone they have to update within 3 months of the Android release and provide it for at least 2 years. They can make a special version of phones that are more expensive.

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kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

What are you talking about?
Almost all Android apps get updates/upgrades via market too. It is just the base OS that doesn't get upgraded to new major versions most of the time. Just like Windows.

Edited 2012-02-16 12:04 UTC

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