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Android 2.3 is more than a year out of date, there is absolutely no excuse for ANY manufacturer to still be releasing new devices with 2.3 on it. Would it REALLY be so difficult for Samsung to release this device with Ice Cream Sandwich on it?
Google needs to impose a policy, any new Android device has to have the most recent version of Android. No more of this 'more than a year out of date the day you buy it' nonsense.
If Google cannot or will not impose these reasonable requirements upon OEM's, then Android's ...
Customers want ...
T Bone said:
... Would it REALLY be so difficult for Samsung to release this device with Ice Cream Sandwich on it?
According to statements made by Motorola, yes.
Google did all of the hardware integration work to g...