Linked by Radio on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 19:15 UTC
Google It was time somebody cleared that up: the oft-decried skins put by OEM and operators on Android are not responsible for the lateness or lack of updates. The truth is that skins are easy, hardware drivers are hard. That is not to say skins do not have other problems, or that the problem is unsolvable, but asking for "stock" Android OS is not going to help on the update front.
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by viton on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 19:54 UTC
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Take a Sony for example. They have zillion of configurations of the same model (Sales Item as they call it). HW and drivers shared across several models.

My Phone SI is different in 7th digit so custom firmware is my only choice.
They just don't bother to build a version for me (so far)

Edited 2012-07-02 20:00 UTC

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