The example of the Samsung S Galaxy, however, more than $550 expensive, can illustrate the problem: In late May, was published in the Google Android 2.2 version. In October, Froyo actually appear for owners of Galaxy. However, Google plans to offer and the final Android 3.0. It is uncertain if the Galaxy at all for an update. It is possible that Samsung has focused on the successor model.
More and more Android users complain that the average life of your mobile phone – at least in the software – is low. Why buy now a device that is updated every six months or, worst, and with an outdated version in the market is? The question is also in view of competition, right.
Google avoids the discussion of fragmentation. The group is much better than “progress.” This is actually very fast, said the developers of Android leader Andy Rubin in a recent interview with the San Jose Mercury News. But if Android had only reached a certain stage, also reduce the update cycle and allow developers more time to integrate the updates.
Android 3.0, Code Name Ginger Bread, the point can be reached. Even if Google is not so much says it has responded to fragmentation: in the future, some operating system components offered through the Androidstore and updated. Google pre-loaded on each Android phone Maps, already belongs to it. Input Method and the browser will continue. For users, this has the advantage of not have to wait for the official update from the manufacturers to update parts of the OS. It is not an ideal solution, but a commitment.
A growing number of critics also appealed to manufacturers to take leave of their own surfaces. Meanwhile, Android would be building a working surface, said Rafael JR by Computerworld magazine. If manufacturers want to continue to offer its own software, they should not hesitate to do the download.
But even if the progress of the operating system sometimes trips over himself: The Android fan base is closed to the robot. And it takes too long, can the new firmware, or invite only beta manually on your device. No joke, is the guarantee, but better than nothing. Android makes it possible.