Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jun 2012 19:34 UTC
Google Through the Google Play Store, the next version of Android has been confirmed: Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. I'm hoping for just a single new feature: something to address the update mess. I don't care how, as long as they do something.
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RE[2]: Not gonna happen...
by galvanash on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 06:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Not gonna happen..."
galvanash
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2006-01-25

They couldn't care less about platform health, if Android dies they will switch to something else, with added bonus of tempting their users to upgrade.


Ha! What exactly would they switch to? The only real option to Android is Windows Phone and... well that's it really.

You really think Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, and Sony want to hitch their carts to Microsoft? Sure, most of them made Windows Phone devices initially, but half of them have been sued or extorted by Microsoft since - and now with Microkia being the golden child and the recent announcement of the Surface Tablet...

Being a Microsoft OEM isn't looking like such a hot idea anymore in the mobile space. Google doesn't dangle carrots in from of their OEMs and then kick them in the nuts...

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RE[3]: Not gonna happen...
by dsmogor on Sun 24th Jun 2012 17:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Not gonna happen..."
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Not that I doesn't agree with you that it sucks. But the fact is OEMS are not in platform curating business. That's in fact a huge distraction and pita for them. They were much happier pushing premium feature phones that added just one or two features every generation.

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