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Concern of Oversaturation

Phone_Revenger

Feb 23, 2010, 5:31 PM
Google needs to take a little tighter control of the mess of Android phones going to be release.

I'm seeing lots of android phones with older OS version being released, many under powered releases in favor of a smaller price, companies saturating carriers with similar phones (T-mobile has G1, 3 MyTouches with another on the way, 1 Cliq and another on the way, Nexus One, but only 1 has 2.1)
I'm seeing feet being dragged on updating older phones.

At this rate how is Google going to keep up if phones are being pumped out in the double digits in mere months?

I don't want them to repeat the same mistakes WinMo made.
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tkboxer

Feb 27, 2010, 12:32 AM
I understand your concern and agree that a fragmented platform is not desirable, however, that being said some fragmentation has to be expected in a new and maturing OS platform.

Two points I would like to make.
One is the consumer has to be responsible for doing their research into the phone they purchase. If they want the latest OS version they must expect to pay more as it will be installed on a premium phone such as the N1.
Two is when the manufacturers build a branded phoned for a carrier it is the carriers responsibility to provide updates for the phone and they seem to have very little interest in doing that.
My way of thinking when it comes to buying a new phone is buy the latest version of the OS in a phone that meets all you...
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ggfunk

Mar 2, 2010, 4:26 PM
I was under the impression that older Android phones (like such as the G1) are simply incapable of holding 2.1. Is that incorrect?
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tkboxer

Mar 2, 2010, 4:56 PM
As I understand it all android phones will be able to run at least some of 2.1, hardware will be the limiting factor.
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