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 guys signing business contracts between Google, handset manufacturers and carriers don't care!

Exactly. This isn't a technical problem, beyond the support requirements of building and testing new updates for every released phone (although that's not trivial, given that Samsung alone has more phone models than Apple has ever released).

Mostly, it's a political problem, amounting to "they don't care".

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