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HTC Promises Android 4.0 Updates Still On the Way

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Top message:  I'm by Daniel_DCfive   Aug 10, 2012, 12:56 PM

Replying to:  Re: So then by Captain Ahash   Aug 10, 2012, 3:41 PM

Re: So then

by T Bone    Aug 10, 2012, 4:31 PM

"The point I was making is that Google can't realistically be held personally accountable to ensure that the literally 100s of Android phones released yearly are updated to the latest version of Android with full compatibility. It just isn't really possible. "

I understand that, just as it isn't really fair to blame Microsoft because an Acer PC with bad hardware craps out after 6 months.....but people DO blame Microsoft nevertheless. And after being disappointed with a $400 Acer PC they rush out and buy a $2500 Mac....and it never occurs to them that if they spent $2500 on a Windows PC they could get something just as good at that Mac....they only care that one of the computers seems to 'work' and the other one doesn't.

My point isn't Google is actually responsible, my point is that the Google brand name is damaged when Android phone underperform or don't get properly updated or whatever....

Since Google is the one that suffers a blow to reputation, they should step up and try to fix the problem.

It's just smart business.

If it isn't practical to actually take control over updates away from the OEM's and the carriers, then at the very least they can take a middle step like introducing a line of 'Android Optimized' phones which have identical hardware and specs and are guaranteed timely updates for at least 2 years....the people who don't care about timely updates can buy a different Android phone, but the people who complain 'man I've had this phone for 8 months and stupid Verizon/at&t/Samsung/HTC/whoever are dragging their feet on updating it' can get a phone that addresses their concerns.

The Google brand name is taking a hit, so they really should take steps to repair the damage. Because ultimately the OEM's dont care if the 'Android' brand is harmed, because they can always switch to a different OS.

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