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It's time to start paying for Android updates

MrSeb (471333) writes | more than 2 years ago

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MrSeb writes "As the days and weeks continue to flow by like a lazy river, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) is still stuck someplace upstream from the vast majority of users. The newest version of Google’s platform was first released back in November of 2011, and there are still only a handful of devices outside the flagship Galaxy Nexus that run it. Unlike some past updates, this one is a real departure for Android. The user interface has been totally revamped, the stock apps are better than ever, and system-level hardware acceleration is finally available. It’s no secret that the update system for Android is a mess of monumental proportions. Not even Google’s efforts at I/O 2011 produced any concrete solutions. Many users waited the better part of a year for Gingerbread updates on their devices, and still others got no Gingerbread at all. With ICS being as important as it is, it’s time to talk about a radical step to make updates work — it’s time to pay for them."
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