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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by tonny on Thu 10th May 2012 03:28 UTC in reply to "Re:"
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Even Google won't provide update for their > 2 years phone. Remember when their 3rd gen. Nexus out, the update for the 1st gen. Nexus cease to exist (they're not provided it)?
Oh, How I wish there's smartphone OS that like PC OS. Something that myself can install/uninstall.

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by Alfman on Thu 10th May 2012 04:34 in reply to "RE: Re:"
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"Oh, How I wish there's smartphone OS that like PC OS. Something that myself can install/uninstall."

Neolander was right:

Standardization is the key to solving our platform compatibility woes, and UEFI offers just that. But it's a tragedy that standardization effort has been corrupted by corporate pressure to include subsystems carefully designed to block an owner's freedom to install his own software.

The overall collective tech industry is moving towards closed personal computing devices and giving users much less control than in the past, not more. It's scary; It's not progress. I wonder if George Orwell himself realized how much his works would foreshadow reality.

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