Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jul 2012 23:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Conventional wisdom suggests that, just like Gingerbread in 2010 and ICS in 2011, the next version of Android could make an appearance sometime in the fourth quarter of 2012. But the current state of the Android ecosystem indicates that this might not be the best course of action for Google, its OEMs or their customers. In this article, we'll take a brief look at why Google should stick with Android 4.1 until 2013, and push Android forward with hardware, not software later in the year." Fully agreed. Give the ecosystem some time to catch its breath. I mean, it's not as if the competition has anything groundbreaking up its sleeve - iOS and Android are so close these days.
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Both software and hardware please
by unoengborg on Wed 11th Jul 2012 00:37 UTC
unoengborg
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2005-07-06

A new four core Nexus would be nice, but there are a lot of things to do on the software side as well. E.g. user profiles so that a tablet easily could be shared or passed around in the family. Handwriting recognition from an active stylus would be nice too, and that would of course require both software and hardware. Face recognition of faces in your pictures so that they could be tagged by name of the persons in them, as soon as you named the person on one picture. Perhaps support for openVPN, or support for SELinux. There are a lot of things they could do.

Edited 2012-07-11 00:41 UTC

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

A new four core Nexus would be nice

Why? What would you gain from those extra 2 cores? (besides a way to get your battery to 0% in an hour)

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wocowboy Member since:
2006-06-01

But the market demands that phones be paper-thin! Evidently the market doesn't mind having to be close to a power outlet after an hour of use. You can always put in a software switch that can turn off all those extra cores since no phone software needs them, but they must be available in case you should ever need to do something on your phone that requires 4/8/16 cores, although I can't imagine what that could ever be. If it's games, then I would not be playing a game that required that much hardware graphics power on a little tiny 4" screen where I couldn't see the detail in the first place.

Edited 2012-07-11 08:24 UTC

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