Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th May 2013 12:42 UTC
Google The only thing from the interview I care about: "We are thinking about how to make Android handle updates better. We see ways we can do this. It's early days. We're talking with our partners and working our way through it. We need time to figure out the mechanics, but it's definitely an area of focus for me and for the team." We've seen empty promises about this before, though.
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RE[2]: Easier update ?
by Kochise on Mon 13th May 2013 16:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Easier update ?"
Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

Carrier certification of each update ? Like Google doesn't know its game ? That just sounds silly as a child's excuse for breaking the pot with his soccer ball...

Yeah, oem/carrier should get off their hands from Google's code and just sit atop the APIs without fragmenting the kernel.

Kochise

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RE[3]: Easier update ?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 13th May 2013 18:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Easier update ?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I don't want to belabor the point, but the problem is not with the linux kernel, its with the non Linux parts of Android: the virtual machine Dalvik, Surface Flinger Compositor and assorted helper applications that sit atop the Linux kernel.

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