Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Feb 2018 01:08 UTC

If I look back through all of the years we have covered Android, it’s hard to argue that the introduction of Google Play Edition phones wasn’t one of the biggest moments. In those early years, the Android skin situation was bad. Those early versions of TouchWiz, MotoBlur, and even HTC Sense, weren’t what many of us wanted, to say the least. We wanted Google’s version of Android, as well as their Nexus update schedules, yet that was tough to get because Google was making average hardware at the time.

While Google Play Edition may have failed as a program, I get the feeling that Android One will now act as a proper replacement to it.

Stop trying to make timely Android updates happen. It's not going to happen.

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by kurkosdr on Fri 23rd Feb 2018 09:56 UTC
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Even my Google Play Edition(TM) Nexus 5 won't get timely updates and upgrades. Even my Nexus Player took forever to receive Oreo. Every Nexus ever made won't receive Android 9. Stop blaming the OEMs when even Google won't update anything other than a couple of select models they made. Welcome to the world of Linux and custom kernels. Are we missing the MS EULA yet which prevents everyone else than the OS vendor from mucking around the OS? (they can add stuff on top but not muck about with the OS itself, even the drivers are separated via a defined ABI).

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by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 23rd Feb 2018 17:28 in reply to "Re:"
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Understood, Theoretically Google learned from the update issues of nexus devices, which led to the creation of the pixel line with Treble.

It will be years before we know what the end result will be. I don't blame anyone from thinking the status quo won't change. But I have a small amount of hope it will.

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