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 Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 8th May 2012 21:47 UTC in reply to "There are 3 to the dance"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

yes, there are delays for Euro phones, but the delay is generally much longer for US phones, even when there is minimal difference between the euro/global version and the US version.

The Sony Experia X10 was released with android 1.6, upgraded to 2.1 everywhere but on At&t Nov 2010 or so, which didn't get it until April of 2011. The Galaxy s based captivate didn't get 2.2 for months after Europe did. I don't know of any phone that got updates in the US faster than or even the same time as the global/euro version.

So, this means that either the US just has higher standards, and the versions we get are free of bugs that plague the non US versions, or much of the testing is unnecessary.

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Athlander Member since:
2008-03-10


So, this means that either the US just has higher standards, and the versions we get are free of bugs that plague the non US versions, or much of the testing is unnecessary.


Maybe it takes a bit of time for the carriers to program surveillance backdoors into the updates for the FBI?

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

no, that's already baked into the linux kernel ;)

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