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Samsung: We Are Not Charging Carriers for Android Updates

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Updates not a core part of their business model

by nonoo    Jan 18, 2011, 11:17 PM

Android phone manufacturers have little incentive to update their software - their business model is based on selling hardware.

New apps not able to run on your old OS version? Samsung could not care less since it gets no cut of Market sales.

It should be no surprise that updates have not been a priority. Samsung's focus is on new devices - look at CES - and they are not responsible to consumers or developers to upgrade the software on existing devices.

This is the nature of Android itself: Google has no say in these updates except for its own Nexus devices.

tl;dr Don't hate the player, hate the game.

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