Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th May 2012 17:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is fun. The number one iOS carrier duking it out with the company behind the world's most popular smartphone operating system. Last month, Google's lead for the Android Open Source Project, Jean-Baptiste Queru, more or less blamed carriers (see comments) for Android's upgrade woes. Yesterday, AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson retaliated, blaming Google for the delays. And yes, Google already responded to that, too.
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RE: There are 3 to the dance
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 8th May 2012 21:44 UTC in reply to "There are 3 to the dance"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

So, why do European market or "unlocked" devices suffer long update cycles, too, if the (US) carriers are to blame?


The international SII got ICS way before the US variants (do those even have ICS?).

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B. Janssen Member since:
2006-10-11

"So, why do European market or "unlocked" devices suffer long update cycles, too, if the (US) carriers are to blame?


The international SII got ICS way before the US variants (do those even have ICS?).
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The official (never mind the leaks) ICS update was rolled out to the GS2 in the middle of April. Less than a month ago, bit I digress. So, the GS2 is on ICS, but what other phones -- besides the Nexus-line -- are?

All I have seen are statements of intent, but no actions yet.

EDIT: crappy quote formating

Edited 2012-05-09 06:06 UTC

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jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

"Way before" seems a major overreach. There is truth that non-US carriers may move a little quicker in general, but it is not that substantial. It's just as likely that the even lower-end phones which barely sell in the US, if at all, but are sold in great numbers throughout Asia, are not being updated at all -- never mind in a timely fashion.

We are looking at a shift from it taking 1 year to achieve 50% of the latest OS to potentially well over 16 months across all markets.

Is it your argument that the US is so "way behind" the EU and other parts of the world that it is primarily responsible for the slow rate of adoption? Or that, subtracting the US, a 9-12 month adoption curve would be much more acceptable than a 12-16 month adoption curve?

Edited 2012-05-09 07:03 UTC

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