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[3]: Nexus Line
by Nelson on Wed 12th Dec 2012 16:07 UTC 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:
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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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RE[5]: Nexus Line
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 12th Dec 2012 16:22 in reply to "RE[4]: Nexus Line"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It's called the fundamental attribution error. When WP7.8/8 updates are messy, it's due to situational circumstances - when Android updates are messy, it's due to Google.

In the meantime, those of us without any vested interest in any one platform know where the faults lie. For Android, carriers and OEMs. For WP, carriers. Google and Microsoft are not even part of the blame.

Edited 2012-12-12 16:22 UTC

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RE[5]: Nexus Line
by Nelson on Wed 12th Dec 2012 16:33 in reply to "RE[4]: Nexus Line"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Because there is a refusal to acknowledge that the situations are not the same.

By and large, every Windows Phone 7 owner has been updated to the latest Windows Phone 7 release.

A majority of Windows Phone users run the latest version of their platform. That is a fact. A majority of WP7 users are on 8773. The same is NOT true for Android.

Obviously, there is something much more out of control going on here, and I find it tragic that you, post after post, refuse to notice, or even acknowledge a difference.

Sure, of course, there is carrier and OEM pigheadedness in the way, but the fault lies squarely with Google in that they have not effectively dealt with the situation.

I refuse to equate the two experiences, because while most Windows Phone users are on 8773, by comparison, almost no one is on Jellybean. A fact.

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