Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Dec 2012 23:09 UTC
Windows So, last night, Windows Phone 8 got its first update - specifically for the HTC 8X. In this day and age, where iOS is the gold standard and shows the industry how it ought to be done, and Android is the exact opposite, Windows Phone 7 was a bit of an in-between - every phone got every update, but the staggered rollout was slow and frustrating, often due to carrier meddling. How will Windows Phone 8 fare?
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RE[2]: Nexus Line
by Morgan on Wed 12th Dec 2012 11:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Nexus Line"
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

The fairy tale, because that's what it really is, a fairytale, that Nexus devices get updates on day #1 is getting old.


Fairy tale, huh? From Wikipedia (and common knowledge to Nexus owners, of course), emphasis mine:

"On June 27, 2012 at the Google I/O conference, it was announced that the Nexus S would be one of the first devices to receive an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, along with the Motorola Xoom and Galaxy Nexus, began on July 26, 2012."

I finally gave up waiting for WP7.8 and went back to my Nexus S 4G. This is a phone that is well over a year old and yet received the Jelly Bean update soon after it was gold. My best friend's HTC One X, on the other hand, is still waiting several months later.

While my Nexus won't be getting 4.2 officially, my contract runs out right around the time the Galaxy Note 2 will likely drop in price. That device is already my chosen upgrade path so I'm set for a couple of years yet. And if I do want to get a taste of 4.2, there's always CyanogenMod. I'm also going to hang on to the phone to play around with Firefox OS builds.

As much as I enjoyed using Windows Phone, between the lack of updates and fixes for my old phone and Sprint's flippant attitude towards the platform, I had no choice but to leave it behind for the foreseeable future.

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RE[3]: Nexus Line
by gan17 on Wed 12th Dec 2012 12:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Nexus Line"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

"On June 27, 2012 at the Google I/O conference, it was announced that the Nexus S would be one of the first devices to receive an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, along with the Motorola Xoom and Galaxy Nexus, began on July 26, 2012."

Was there any small-print in that announcement for Galaxy Nexus owners? From what I've read, it took a long time for Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners in the US to get 4.1, and it's possible some folk haven't even got it yet. Same could be said for owners of the device in many countries. My unit wouldn't be up-to-date if I didn't manually flash the firmware back to Google's stock factory image. Not sure if this was the fault of Google, Samsung or the carriers of various nations, but it still stunk.

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RE[4]: Nexus Line
by Morgan on Wed 12th Dec 2012 16:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Nexus Line"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm looking at Verizon on that one, I have several coworkers on that carrier and they are treated like horse manure. I'll never have service with Verizon; I'll go without a phone first.

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RE[3]: Nexus Line
by Nelson on Wed 12th Dec 2012 16:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Nexus Line"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

"The fairy tale, because that's what it really is, a fairytale, that Nexus devices get updates on day #1 is getting old.


Fairy tale, huh? From Wikipedia (and common knowledge to Nexus owners, of course), emphasis mine:
"

You can emphasize anything you want, it doesn't inherently make you right. Because you're not.

Some Nexus device owners on some carriers faced an extraordinarily long wait to get their update. Saying that Nexus devices in and of themselves are guaranteed #1 day tickets to the latest Android is disingenuous.

Even more annoying, is the notion that you seemed compelled to respond to my comment with one of your own, despite not having yourself done the proper research. Please, don't do that.

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RE[4]: Nexus Line
by Morgan on Wed 12th Dec 2012 16:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Nexus Line"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

The problem with your position is that you lay the blame on Google, or on the Android platform itself, for the delay. Any delay on receiving updates is purely the fault of the carriers, and that will happen, and has happened, irrespective of the platform. It was even worse for BlackBerry owners several years ago; AT&T BB users were left in the cold most of the time when it came to BB OS updates, while Verizon and Sprint users got timely support.

It seems as if you are the one being disingenuous for not acknowledging that.

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