Google engineer Dan Morrill talks about Android OTA updates and why you need to be patient
1. androiphone20 (Posts: 975; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Just happens when you think you're too smart and you mess around with the framework, freedom to be a stupid clown *smh*
3. abhishek2201 (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)
This entire article deserves a one word reply : XDA
If you want so much off your android device, and explore how brilliant the android platform is, look for your device on xda.
It's 'messing' around when you are ignorant, when you explore and 'mess' around too much, you become a developer.
And no you don't destroy your device unless you are dumb enough or don't read english well.
I have a Xperia Sola I purchased back in june last year, which had recieved it's last update at 4.0.4, and I was just trying out the first build of KitKat 4.4 (CM 11) for my device a couple of days back :)
P.S. It's great.
6. JakeLee (Posts: 372; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
What do you think how many people actually do that, or even know about custom ROMs in first place?
That I call the distortion field all those Android die-hards are in.
Do you think that Android's current "dominance" (a very fragile one IMO) is due to the freedom you are so fascinated by?
Admitted, my nephews love their *cheap*, *second hand* Android phones because they can root them and install some *shady* apps that allow hex-editing save files of their favorite *pirated* games.
Even though they love that particular *freedom*, they would replace them with iPhone as low as 4S anytime, but iPhones are simply way too *expensive* for them.
8. E34V8 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)
Suuure. In what reality are you living? Have you seen all the Android flagships? The ones with full HD screens (400+ ppi) and superb performance.
Anyway, the freedom of Android is not only in rooting it. In fact, the great thing about the OS is that you can do almost anything, without root. I'm talking about the simplest things like choosing your default web browser or app, freely managing files with a file manager, sending and receiving files, streaming flash videos, full integration with all apps and services... the list of simple things iOS can't do is endless, no time for all of them. But hey, you can do selfies and post them on fb... so a guess iPhone wins :D
Go troll some other thread with your expensive iPhones.
4. 1701nino (Posts: 206; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
How come Apple
releases the update foe everybody at once? Ohh thats right they don't care about their customers and just wanna rip off people.
BTW just got OTA for krt16S on my N4 two days after zhe begginig of the rollout(pleasantly surprised).
7. medicci37 (Posts: 538; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Still waiting for update on my wifi Nexus 7 (2013). It's sad that a oem phone (Moto X) will be getting update before my Nexus device
9. medicci37 (Posts: 538; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Update* This article is soooo wrong! When I was waiting for 4.2 update I tried clearing Google sfd & it worked. Now just received my kitkat update after clearing Google sfd & trying again. It can definitely speed up the ota update process!
11. marbovo (Posts: 416; Member since: 16 May 2013)
Who said that it didnt work was Dan Morrill of Google, do you really think he would say "Yep, go clean your service homework to get the update and screw our rolling out schedule"???