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: This will never change
by dsmogor on Thu 16th Feb 2012 10:43 UTC in reply to "This will never change"
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

Your former employer has already forced MS to support an additional SOC (ST Ericcsson Novathor ) in WP. With Win8 o believe the situation will more resemble one with Windows. MS is enforcing a number of PC-like interface standards so o guess only manufacturers who adapt will be given invitation.
In the longer term this should beneft android platform as well.

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RE[2]: This will never change
by Neolander on Thu 16th Feb 2012 10:53 in reply to "RE: This will never change"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Indeed, it would be good if non-Windows ARM devices benefitted from the ARM standardization that Microsoft try to bring on the table for Windows 8.

Here's to hoping that most OEMs will attempt to reduce their manufacturing costs by using the same standards everywhere...

Edited 2012-02-16 10:53 UTC

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RE[2]: This will never change
by _txf_ on Thu 16th Feb 2012 11:44 in reply to "RE: This will never change"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

MS is enforcing a number of PC-like interface standards so o guess only manufacturers who adapt will be given invitation.


The other side of the coin is that you cannot mod,alter or remove the OS. So the fact that there are standards, for us at least, there isn't any discernible benefit.

That is, unless they start selling completely open tablets with the same architecture...

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RE[3]: This will never change
by dsmogor on Thu 16th Feb 2012 12:18 in reply to "RE[2]: This will never change"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

My meaning of benefit was the same that Harlan pointed out : as forced to add these interfaces for windows anyway producers will start putting them in android devices enmasse as well. That will enable upstream Linux support and lower the barrier for kernel upgrades.
The problem is that MS knows that as well. They talk about windows dedicated HW and may implement number of IP traps in those standards to make it impossible for open systems to embrace them. They don't have to look at Intel any more.
The designs will soon reach general public and work for finding assorted patents and relevant prior art should start NOW.
Google shoud have come up with this 2 years ago. This is an area where they seriously lab behind MS in os development.

Edited 2012-02-16 12:20 UTC

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