Notion Ink chief confirms Google seeding of ICS, to be on the Adam in November
1. jthiagesan (Posts: 104; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
Google stop upgrading your s/w very soon. Have time for us enjoy your versions
3. Rejeimha (Posts: 18; Member since: 29 Jul 2010)
Then get consumers to admit that the OS is perfect and can't be improved upon, and then get all competitors to stop innovating and stop coming up with new ideas that make consumers look away from Google's s/w.
This is the market at work. To grow you need to improve and update your product, and if you're not growing then you're dying.
Hey, do you remember that one company, whose products you still buy, that decided to stop upgrading their s/w? Yeah, me neither.
Plus, just because a company offers a new product or upgrades their current one doesn't mean the consumer has to buy it or upgrade to it right away.
4. AJ (unregistered)
I believe the name of the company you were looking for was RIM.
7. joaolx (Posts: 354; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
The problem is that every time a new update comes it's hard to have it available on your phone. You have to wait for updates. Many phones from 2010 don't even have update for Froyo, and some phones don't have update to Gingerbread. But i agree with you, software should always be growing.
8. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2677; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Barely 15% of phones in the wild are on an Android version below 2.2, so what exactly are these "many phones" that don't have the Froyo updates?
9. jthiagesan (Posts: 104; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
You're right michael. if you keep updating the s/w everything will be old. Most of the phones doesn't have even android 2.3 but already nexus loaded with 3.1? and now the ICS. Where should i through my android if google keep updating the s/w? Is that because android is open source and anyone can do what they want? A OS should be a royal one like WP or symbian, not everyone should come in and get their own thing. Comeon guys how long your Galaxy S2 will keep upgraded if google keep development at this speed?
10. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2677; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Every company needs to keep innovating in order to keep consumer interest. You may have had a smartphone for a while, but half of mobile users are still using feature phones. You innovate to keep the customers you have and to get new customers.
Google is on the same development cycle as Apple. Each company releases the next major version of its OS on a yearly cycle. The problem isn't Google's development speed, its that manufacturers don't push the updates.
12. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i think people put too much emphasis on updates because we always feel we need to have the latest and greatest.. even if they dont know what the update does.
When you bought your phone, did it work? Does everything run well? Do you like the functionality? If you answered yes, you dont need to be so impatient for updates. Buy a phone (or any electronics) for what it is at the moment you buy it... not for what an update might do for it.
16. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5850; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
My Droid X had the problem/bug where the SMS messages were displaying in a random order in a thread. If memory serves, the bug didn't get fixed until 6 or 9 months into my 1 year contract. At least I had the option to bail after the 1 year. HTC has been much more responsive with my EVO 3D.
13. Stuntman (Posts: 733; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Why can't you enjoy your existing version of Android after another version is released? I had Froyo for a while after Gingerbread was released and as I recall, I never stopped enjoying Froyo during that time.
17. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Its being nearly a year since we saw the last smartphone update from Google, how long would you like them to hold updates?
5. Alantef (Posts: 286; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)
seeing how i just received an OTA update about 4 months ago which was almost a year from gingerbread's release date and now seeing ICS is coming out next month just lets me know i will get a OTA update around 8 months from now :(
6. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)
Get the Nexus Prime or just put another rom on it. This is not the iPhony.
14. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
That's great in my world...That just means that the EVO 3D will have ICE CREAM SANDWHICH BEFORE THANKSGIVING OR CHRISTMAS..The Nexus Prime will have it first, then the Nexus S4g, then the EVO 3D...That's my order....
15. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)
Wtf i havent checked this site for a few hours but i can remember recently reading this article, on a different site maybe? but i can remember that first comment too! lol im i going crazy?
18. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2677; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I updated the article with the information I received from Rohan Shravan, so the article got bumped up. That may explain your craziness.
19. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Lol, you're all like a bunch of ducks quacking over Google inconsistent updates that barely fixes any of the problems Android has lol.
22. iHateTrollslikeYou (unregistered)
Now you my friend, are a perfect example of a troll :)
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23. iHateTrollslikeYou (unregistered)
20. mikesomeone (unregistered)
Does any body know what devices are supported by Ice Cream?
25. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
That's why android suxxx.
You can't focus on what you have right now, because you're thinking what will happen in next few months. Will my precious phone get update, or not?? If not, what will I do??? I won't have the latest and greatest...oh my, oh my...
Enjoy your device if it works! Don't waste your time and vital energy to worry about "maybe updates"!