Get updates longer!
Posted Jun 30, 2012 8:24 UTC (Sat) by man_ls
In reply to: Get updates longer!
Parent article: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: faster, smoother, more delightful (ars technica)
That is certainly one of the characteristics (and sore points) of the Android ecosystem: only the popular devices survive, and the others get orphaned quick. Those that get updated by vendors in turn become more popular, and so on. In the end there are only a few viable devices.
From my limited and anecdotal research, that is one of the reasons why HTC phones have largely stopped being popular: they are locked and are not updated by the manufacturer. And in a very short space of time! In a sense, market forces favor unlocked, updated devices, which is good; but the market is notoriously difficult to read in advance.
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