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Google plans to ease the Android update problem (The H)
Posted Jun 30, 2012 2:05 UTC (Sat) by rich0 (guest, #55509)
Sure, they just announced a tablet and a set-top box, but it isn't like they have a variety of hardware options.
I was pleasantly surprised to see them announce an update for the Nexus S - I've never seen them actually support their phones more than about a year after release. Granted, they were still selling those less than a year ago. The Nexus one was still being sold less than two years ago and didn't even get the last release. Apple usually releases iPhone updates for upwards of 3 years.
I couldn't see myself ever buying anything but Android, but their lack of updates really annoy me. The huge hardware diversity has made even the open source firmwares pretty limited - Cyanogen owns my phone and yet hasn't released CM9 for it.
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