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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The solution is almost here
by unclefester on Sun 19th Jan 2014 09:14 UTC
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Within 2-3 years (possibly sooner) the problem will be largely over. Once high quality phones cost $100 or less most people will no longer bother buying phones on contract. This means phone manufacturers can easily provide OTA or online upgrades (just like WP8 and iOS) because they don't have to deal with carrier crapware.

Edited 2014-01-19 09:15 UTC

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