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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RE[2]: Nice but ...
by WorknMan on Fri 29th Jun 2012 22:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice but ..."
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Without updates it drives customers away and not want the new shiny shiny.


Exactly. When it comes to Android phones, I am pretty much Nexus-only, for this very reason. Hell, I can already get Jellybean for my Galaxy Nexus. I haven't updated yet, but a couple of my friends have.

If the other vendors want to skin the hell out of their phones and the carriers fill them up with bloatware, they can sell their phones exclusively to those who care more about how the phone looks than how it functions.. Either give me the option to run stock Android, or kiss my ass.

When it comes to tablets, it's mostly the same story, but Asus is pretty quick with their updates, and they're pretty close to stock anyway, so I tolerate them.

Edited 2012-06-29 22:07 UTC

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RE[3]: Nice but ...
by Nelson on Fri 29th Jun 2012 22:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice but ..."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

The Nexus S took months to get ICS. The "Nexus" branding is no guarantee.

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RE[4]: Nice but ...
by Fergy on Sat 30th Jun 2012 05:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice but ..."
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

The Nexus S took months to get ICS. The "Nexus" branding is no guarantee.

I read 6 weeks.

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RE[4]: Nice but ...
by WorknMan on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 01:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice but ..."
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

The Nexus S took months to get ICS. The "Nexus" branding is no guarantee.


True. For us Verizon Galaxy Nexus users, it'll probably be 2013 before we get an 'official Jellybean update, but once Google releases the build to GSM phones, hackers will have it ported in no time ;) Don't wanna unlock your bootloader? Then go buy an iPhone. Nothin' wrong with that.

Edited 2012-07-02 01:03 UTC

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