Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Feb 2018 01:10 UTC
Android

Essential - the phone company led by Android co-founder Andy Rubin - has had some difficulty in getting a stable 8.0 Oreo update released. After three beta releases, the company is not quite satisfied that the update is ready for general release. Because of these protracted issues, Essential has announced plans to skip the 8.0 release entirely in favor of 8.1, which will "push the public release back a couple weeks," according to the company.

Not even a phone with close to stock Android, built by the very same person who developed Android in the first place, can be updated to a newer Android release without delays, stability issues, and general problems - to the point where they're skipping a version altogether.

Android is a mess.

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RE[2]: android is a mess ...
by p13. on Mon 5th Feb 2018 09:32 UTC in reply to "RE: android is a mess ..."
p13.
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2005-07-10

Hmmm ... The amiga failed mainly due to very poor management decisions.
Look into the history and specifically Jack Tramiel.

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RE[3]: android is a mess ...
by zima on Tue 6th Feb 2018 00:58 in reply to "RE[2]: android is a mess ..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Probably no management decisions could have saved the Amiga long term - it was a closed architecture of tightly coupled (hard to quickly improve) chips, made by just one company ...against the onslaught of much more numerous PC clones.

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RE[4]: android is a mess ...
by p13. on Tue 6th Feb 2018 11:20 in reply to "RE[3]: android is a mess ..."
p13. Member since:
2005-07-10

Well ... I'm not so sure about that.
Macs were very tightly integrated custom designs at some point. They designed their own chipsets, os and software.
Nowadays, they are just fancy PCs.

They went from 68k to ppc to intel.
Old 68k macs are pretty exotic compared to anything "modern". The toolkits and half the OS lived in rom ... and then there was PDS and Nubus ...
The PPC macs were a bit less so. They used PCI, "pc" graphics cards, etc, but still decidedly not a pc.
The current gen ... well ... fancy PCs ...

I see no reason why the amiga couldn't have evolved if the right decisions were made under the right circumstances with the right amount of luck.

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