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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With the Microsoft hate flying around you're missing Neolander's point.

He meant that if the OEMs need to standardize the ARM architecture due to Windows 8 requirements, that might have a beneficial side effect for Android.

Because then, it might just happen that the same standardized ARM architecture gets used for Android mobiles as well.

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r_a_trip Member since:

Which would be a Godsend. A standard EUFI bootloader alone (sans secure boot), would bring some sanity to Android phones. Now every manufacturer cooks their own bootloader.

The PC architecture maybe boring and drab, but courtesy of them all being IBM PC clones, it has spawned a very diverse software eco-system which is assured of a few standard ways of interacting. So less ways of handling hardware was good for choice in software.

ARM could use some of that drab standardisation. If ARM ever manages to penetrate the desktop market, I would loathe to be subjected to machines with Samsung OS, Dell OS, HUAWEI OS, etc. The hardware is most usefull if it is OS agnostic.

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