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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The solution exists: open drivers
by benoitb on Sun 19th Jan 2014 01:18 UTC
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The solution is simple to state:
- open bootloader
- open drivers

So there is no obstacle to android "distributions" such as cyanogen and omnia.

I don't know who might have the power to force those chipset manufacturers to release open drivers but I feel it is the only true long-term solution to the problem.

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