Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 20:50 UTC, submitted by fran
Google "Google is making another attempt to fix the Android update problem at the Google I/O conference. The plan is to give smartphone, tablet and chip manufacturers earlier opportunities to adapt their current and new hardware to forthcoming Android versions. Google said that it hopes that this will allow users to receive their updates faster. To achieve this, Android executive Hugo Barra announced a 'Platform Development Kit'." I have my doubts.
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by 0brad0 on Fri 29th Jun 2012 21:01 UTC
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Although this is a step forward and having earlier access to be able to develop device drivers or porting/updating pre-existing device drivers helps it is not enough and I doubt this will help enough especially with "older" devices using Android. The device drivers need to be apart of the OS just like any other OS.

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