Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Jan 2014 20:00 UTC
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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[2]: Importance
by moondevil on Sun 19th Jan 2014 09:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Importance"
moondevil
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I guess the main drawback to this is that new Android OS versions have gotten quite boring, so it's hard to get excited about them anymore.


The only thing that gets me exited about the new releases is OpenGL ES 3.0 support and the transition to ART, for native compiled Java.


However OpenGL ES 3.0 requires hardware and GPU manufacter support.

ART is still a maybe thing. Google will disclose more information about it at FOSDEM 2013.

But these are features normal consumers won't care at all.

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RE[3]: Importance
by moondevil on Sun 19th Jan 2014 11:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Importance"
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I meant FOSDEM 2014

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