Here’s a simple truth we all probably know in the back of our minds – you don’t need to get a new version of Android because not much will seem different. The home screen or app drawer may have a tweak or two, and there will be one feature we would like to have, but the apps we use are going to look and function the exact same. The things we do, like messaging or Facebook, won’t use any of the new features developers have available for a while, and apps that do include the latest cool developer feature will be few and far between for quite a while.
Yeah. That really sucks. But there’s nothing most of us can do about it since we’re not building phone operating systems or apps ourselves. And we can’t get mad at the developers who make the apps, because of another simple truth: phones not getting fast updates are hurting the Android platform.
Google doesn’t care.
I hope they do care, because if it becomes a huge playground for exploits and hacks that lead to monetary loss and personal information loss, then that’s a huge issue in the long run.
Especially right now since they’re the biggest mobile platform, they’re the ones that will attract the majority of exploits and not having the phones patched up for extended periods of time or at all is just extra icing on the cake.