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: Nice but ...
by unoengborg on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 22:59 UTC in reply to "Nice but ..."
unoengborg
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Do the manufacturers really want updates that reduce your incentive to buy the latest shiny shiny?



Apple provide fast updates for their phones, and they still have no problem selling the latest shiny shiny. In fact I would say the upgradeability of iOS devices are one of the main reasons people buy them. If Apple can do it, so can Samsung, LG and others.

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