Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Jan 2014 20:00 UTC

To be sure, it's no magic solution to the gargantuan task of moving the entire Android ecosystem forward. And the update situation for non-flagship devices remains something of a crapshoot. But it's a start, and a big step in the right direction. And as we move from Jelly Bean into the KitKat era, it's enough to give us some hope for the future of Android updates.

Read on to find out why.

Still Android's biggest weakness. Baby steps are made, but a solution there is not.

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RE: Importance
by WereCatf on Sat 18th Jan 2014 21:51 UTC in reply to "Importance"
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The article covers a lot of ground, but one thing I feel is missing is why it is so important for users to be able to update their phones to the latest Android release.

Well, improvements to security immediately spring to mind. I know, I know; most people don't really care, they don't understand the concept of security, but then again, they don't even have to, they can still benefit from any improvements there. Any improvements there have a beneficial secondary effect, too: they may help in stunting the growth of Android-based botnets, spam-networks and the likes, reducing the hassles the rest of us have to deal with.

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