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(IT World)   122 million Android devices were sold in Q3 - each one with a different version of Android   (itworld.com) divider line 61
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2012-11-16 12:54:46 PM  
Identical link is identical.
 
2012-11-16 01:01:17 PM  

BizarreMan: Identical link is identical.

 
2012-11-16 01:08:41 PM  

BizarreMan: Identical link is identical.


uttertosh: BizarreMan: Identical link is identical.

 
2012-11-16 01:09:41 PM  
Wouldn't be funny if it wasn't true.

/love my Droid Razr
 
2012-11-16 01:24:07 PM  
Representative of the unwashed masses:
BizarreMan: Identical link is identical.
uttertosh: BizarreMan: Identical link is identical.
 
2012-11-16 01:24:31 PM  
122 million different versions seems like a lot.
 
2012-11-16 01:30:23 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: 122 million different versions seems like a lot.


My phone runs Android 29.6.1.4 Chermpumple
 
2012-11-16 01:35:01 PM  

BAMFinator: Wouldn't be funny if it wasn't true.

/love my Droid Razr


Me, too, but I didn't realize how different it would be from my previous two phones and their unlocked bootloaders. I really miss Cyanogenmod.

Motorola has apparently promised 4.1 or 4.2 to our phones but with Verizon's track record it won't be likely.
 
2012-11-16 02:33:06 PM  
I love my android-based phone. But I also love this headline. Come on Google, make vendors get their shiat together if they're going to use your OS.
 
2012-11-16 02:50:37 PM  

pastorkius: My phone runs Android 29.6.1.4 Chermpumple


Mine is 29.6.1.4.01 Chermpimple, came out 2 days after yours.
 
2012-11-16 02:55:44 PM  
You guys are lucky, I'm still on 7.235.a.15 Aglet and it doesn't look like I'm getting an update ever again.
 
2012-11-16 03:00:03 PM  
I have an iPhone 5, and right now I am getting screwed by fragmentation of a different type: my Mac Mini won't run a version of iTunes that works with my iPhone without buying an expensive OS upgrade. Hey, no problem, I have an obsolete version of Windows sitting around, so I installed iTunes on that.

That's right: Apple provides iTunes 10.7 for defunct versions of Windows all the way back to XP, but not for my Mac that I bought three years ago. Bastards.
 
2012-11-16 03:12:59 PM  
The only Android-based device I own is my television. It's been pretty much abandoned, even though I bought it less than a year ago. Normally, this sort of thing doesn't bother me, but updates to the system actually removed some of the functionality it had when I first bought it. Not to mention that the TV "app" occasionally crashes, which is kind of annoying because all it does it tell me it stopped responding until I hit "OK." Otherwise, it's pretty cool. Except for this monstrosity:

images.ientrymail.com
 
2012-11-16 03:14:02 PM  

AnthraxRipple: BAMFinator: Wouldn't be funny if it wasn't true.

/love my Droid Razr

Me, too, but I didn't realize how different it would be from my previous two phones and their unlocked bootloaders. I really miss Cyanogenmod.

Motorola has apparently promised 4.1 or 4.2 to our phones but with Verizon's track record it won't be likely.


Count me in for the "funny 'cause it's true" camp. To make matters worse, the manufacturer's skins (MotoBlur, Sense, etc.) make it even more fragmented.

To your point, however, 4.1 has already dropped on the Verizon RAZR M (and Galaxy Nexus), and most of the rest of the Jelly Bean capable devices are slated for OTA updates by the end of the year. Not sure when 4.2 is likely to come out, but I've heard inside rumors that are positive.
 
2012-11-16 03:15:31 PM  

AustinFakir: I have an iPhone 5, and right now I am getting screwed by fragmentation of a different type: my Mac Mini won't run a version of iTunes that works with my iPhone without buying an expensive OS upgrade. Hey, no problem, I have an obsolete version of Windows sitting around, so I installed iTunes on that.

That's right: Apple provides iTunes 10.7 for defunct versions of Windows all the way back to XP, but not for my Mac that I bought three years ago. Bastards.


I have to ask... What version of OSX are you running?
 
2012-11-16 03:20:45 PM  
My Droid is running 8.67.5309 Purple Drank.
 
2012-11-16 03:22:39 PM  
Android children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they're so frightfully clever. I'm awfully glad I'm a Apple, because I don't work so hard. And then we are much better than the Windows and Blackberries. Windows are stupid. They all wear green, and Blackberry children wear khaki. Oh no, I don't want to play with Blackberry children. And Palms are still worse. They're too stupid to be able to read or write. Besides they wear black, which is such a beastly color. I'm so glad I'm a Apple.
 
2012-11-16 03:24:31 PM  
Running 9.124.842.5234 Applefritter, and loving it.

/Seriously, I do love my droid.
//Hate iTunes with the passion of a billion suns.
 
2012-11-16 03:30:34 PM  

kyuzokai: AnthraxRipple: BAMFinator: Wouldn't be funny if it wasn't true.

/love my Droid Razr

Me, too, but I didn't realize how different it would be from my previous two phones and their unlocked bootloaders. I really miss Cyanogenmod.

Motorola has apparently promised 4.1 or 4.2 to our phones but with Verizon's track record it won't be likely.

Count me in for the "funny 'cause it's true" camp. To make matters worse, the manufacturer's skins (MotoBlur, Sense, etc.) make it even more fragmented.

To your point, however, 4.1 has already dropped on the Verizon RAZR M (and Galaxy Nexus), and most of the rest of the Jelly Bean capable devices are slated for OTA updates by the end of the year. Not sure when 4.2 is likely to come out, but I've heard inside rumors that are positive.


My Razr is still on 4.0.4 and if anything, I want to see the camera improvements in at least 4.1. That's been my biggest complaint about the phone so far. 4.0 made the camera faster, at least, but it's still taking far too long to get a decent picture as it takes a second to focus and then another full second to actually take the picture. I get better results taking it off automatic, but i hate having to continually change my settings manually every time. The zoom is also terrible, but seeing as it's probably a 0x optical zoom, it's to be expected.
 
2012-11-16 03:40:22 PM  

BAMFinator: Wouldn't be funny if it wasn't true.

/love my Droid Razr


People love Wal Mart too.
 
2012-11-16 03:44:24 PM  

biyaaatci: AustinFakir: I have an iPhone 5, and right now I am getting screwed by fragmentation of a different type: my Mac Mini won't run a version of iTunes that works with my iPhone without buying an expensive OS upgrade. Hey, no problem, I have an obsolete version of Windows sitting around, so I installed iTunes on that.

That's right: Apple provides iTunes 10.7 for defunct versions of Windows all the way back to XP, but not for my Mac that I bought three years ago. Bastards.

I have to ask... What version of OSX are you running?


It's Leopard, 10.5. The App Store doesn't run on Leopard, so -- get this -- I would have to order the installer through the mail. Which costs extra.

Or, I could buy the installer for Snow Leopard, have it shipped to me, go through the install process for Snow Leopard, and THEN buy Mountain Lion through the App Store, and go through the install process all over again. (Actually, I don't even know if it's still possible to buy the Snow Leopard installer or if it's possible to upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion via the App Store -- this is what was recommended to me as the "right" way to upgrade from Leopard to Lion back when Lion came out.)

No way I'm paying for an OS upgrade when I'm not sure how well the hardware will handle it. I still have bitter memories of my nice snappy iPhone 3GS turning into a dog. At least I can still run Lightroom. An OS upgrade could get really, really expensive if the result is that my Mac can no longer handle Lightroom, and I end up having to buy a new computer.
 
2012-11-16 03:52:06 PM  

AustinFakir: biyaaatci: AustinFakir: I have an iPhone 5, and right now I am getting screwed by fragmentation of a different type: my Mac Mini won't run a version of iTunes that works with my iPhone without buying an expensive OS upgrade. Hey, no problem, I have an obsolete version of Windows sitting around, so I installed iTunes on that.

That's right: Apple provides iTunes 10.7 for defunct versions of Windows all the way back to XP, but not for my Mac that I bought three years ago. Bastards.

I have to ask... What version of OSX are you running?

It's Leopard, 10.5. The App Store doesn't run on Leopard, so -- get this -- I would have to order the installer through the mail. Which costs extra.

Or, I could buy the installer for Snow Leopard, have it shipped to me, go through the install process for Snow Leopard, and THEN buy Mountain Lion through the App Store, and go through the install process all over again. (Actually, I don't even know if it's still possible to buy the Snow Leopard installer or if it's possible to upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion via the App Store -- this is what was recommended to me as the "right" way to upgrade from Leopard to Lion back when Lion came out.)

No way I'm paying for an OS upgrade when I'm not sure how well the hardware will handle it. I still have bitter memories of my nice snappy iPhone 3GS turning into a dog. At least I can still run Lightroom. An OS upgrade could get really, really expensive if the result is that my Mac can no longer handle Lightroom, and I end up having to buy a new computer.


You should be fine with this: Snow Leopard on Apple Store. If you decide you want to, you can update straight from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. Lightroom should be fine on Snow Leopard, though. I'm no apple apologist, but I think one of the things they've done right (post 10.5, that is) is to charge a reasonable amount for the OS upgrades. I run 10.6 on a 2006 Core Duo Mini and 2007 iMac, and they work just fine.
 
2012-11-16 04:05:09 PM  

kyuzokai: AnthraxRipple: BAMFinator: Wouldn't be funny if it wasn't true.

/love my Droid Razr

Me, too, but I didn't realize how different it would be from my previous two phones and their unlocked bootloaders. I really miss Cyanogenmod.

Motorola has apparently promised 4.1 or 4.2 to our phones but with Verizon's track record it won't be likely.

Count me in for the "funny 'cause it's true" camp. To make matters worse, the manufacturer's skins (MotoBlur, Sense, etc.) make it even more fragmented.

To your point, however, 4.1 has already dropped on the Verizon RAZR M (and Galaxy Nexus), and most of the rest of the Jelly Bean capable devices are slated for OTA updates by the end of the year. Not sure when 4.2 is likely to come out, but I've heard inside rumors that are positive.


Its only true because carriers do not want their customers to upgrade to the os that allows the customer the freedom to delete their bloat ware. Google has forced the manufacturers to push upgrades out to their phones and people don't download the program that upgrades their device for them.

Oh and the first thing I did when I updated was disable or delete almost all of Samsung and ATTs BS they put on my phone. Thinking about just rooting it, that was easy on my other devices but didn't want to fark with my phone until I was sure.
 
2012-11-16 04:07:32 PM  
Honest question: why not update the phones or just release them all with the same version of the OS at a given time?
 
2012-11-16 04:08:26 PM  

biyaaatci: AustinFakir: biyaaatci: AustinFakir: I have an iPhone 5, and right now I am getting screwed by fragmentation of a different type: my Mac Mini won't run a version of iTunes that works with my iPhone without buying an expensive OS upgrade. Hey, no problem, I have an obsolete version of Windows sitting around, so I installed iTunes on that.

That's right: Apple provides iTunes 10.7 for defunct versions of Windows all the way back to XP, but not for my Mac that I bought three years ago. Bastards.

I have to ask... What version of OSX are you running?

It's Leopard, 10.5. The App Store doesn't run on Leopard, so -- get this -- I would have to order the installer through the mail. Which costs extra.

Or, I could buy the installer for Snow Leopard, have it shipped to me, go through the install process for Snow Leopard, and THEN buy Mountain Lion through the App Store, and go through the install process all over again. (Actually, I don't even know if it's still possible to buy the Snow Leopard installer or if it's possible to upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion via the App Store -- this is what was recommended to me as the "right" way to upgrade from Leopard to Lion back when Lion came out.)

No way I'm paying for an OS upgrade when I'm not sure how well the hardware will handle it. I still have bitter memories of my nice snappy iPhone 3GS turning into a dog. At least I can still run Lightroom. An OS upgrade could get really, really expensive if the result is that my Mac can no longer handle Lightroom, and I end up having to buy a new computer.

You should be fine with this: Snow Leopard on Apple Store. If you decide you want to, you can update straight from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. Lightroom should be fine on Snow Leopard, though. I'm no apple apologist, but I think one of the things they've done right (post 10.5, that is) is to charge a reasonable amount for the OS upgrades. I run 10.6 on a 2006 Core Duo Mini and 2007 iMac, and they work just fine.


I think his point is why upgrade something that won't be compatible with his os and his iTunes? That is kind of stupid and they should just warn them it may break or make it backwards compatible.
 
2012-11-16 04:12:18 PM  

biyaaatci: You should be fine with this: Snow Leopard on Apple Store. If you decide you want to, you can update straight from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. Lightroom should be fine on Snow Leopard, though. I'm no apple apologist, but I think one of the things they've done right (post 10.5, that is) is to charge a reasonable amount for the OS upgrades. I run 10.6 on a 2006 Core Duo Mini and 2007 iMac, and they work just fine.


Why did I read this in Barry White's voice, literally seeing him handing a glass of wine over and slowly moving towards AustinFarkin, caressing his arm, with a truly obvious twinkle in his eye.
 
2012-11-16 04:13:08 PM  
I'm eligible for an upgrade and will be getting the Galaxy SIII over the iphone. I don't mind version pushes. What does kind of annoy me is when I don't get the latest version push.
 
2012-11-16 04:17:30 PM  

steamingpile: I think his point is why upgrade something that won't be compatible with his os and his iTunes? That is kind of stupid and they should just warn them it may break or make it backwards compatible


I think what prompted this is that he bought an iPhone 5. It's compatible with OSX 10.6 and above, and iTunes 10.7 and above. If I'm not mistaken, AustinFakir's concern is that his version of Adobe Lightroom won't be compatible with a newer OS, and as far as I can tell even the earliest versions of Lightroom are Snow Leopard compatible. I could be wrong, but I was just trying to help.
 
2012-11-16 04:19:40 PM  

imfallen_angel: biyaaatci: You should be fine with this: Snow Leopard on Apple Store. If you decide you want to, you can update straight from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. Lightroom should be fine on Snow Leopard, though. I'm no apple apologist, but I think one of the things they've done right (post 10.5, that is) is to charge a reasonable amount for the OS upgrades. I run 10.6 on a 2006 Core Duo Mini and 2007 iMac, and they work just fine.

Why did I read this in Barry White's voice, literally seeing him handing a glass of wine over and slowly moving towards AustinFarkin, caressing his arm, with a truly obvious twinkle in his eye.


He's already on the dark side, dude. I don't need to convert him. Although, I suppose I do have a vested interest in his purchasing a $20 os upgrade. My AAPL stock has taken a hit these last couple of months.
 
2012-11-16 04:20:03 PM  

Marine1: Honest question: why not update the phones or just release them all with the same version of the OS at a given time?


The easiest answer is that older devices are like older PC's some aren't able to handle the new OS.

The real answer is that carriers are not happy customers can delete bloat ware off the devices they bought, if I have to have your shiat on my phone then why am I paying for your service.
 
2012-11-16 04:22:31 PM  

biyaaatci: steamingpile: I think his point is why upgrade something that won't be compatible with his os and his iTunes? That is kind of stupid and they should just warn them it may break or make it backwards compatible

I think what prompted this is that he bought an iPhone 5. It's compatible with OSX 10.6 and above, and iTunes 10.7 and above. If I'm not mistaken, AustinFakir's concern is that his version of Adobe Lightroom won't be compatible with a newer OS, and as far as I can tell even the earliest versions of Lightroom are Snow Leopard compatible. I could be wrong, but I was just trying to help.


I think he's saying the iTunes update isn't compatible with his Mac mini so now his phone won't see it but an old windows OS is fine.
 
2012-11-16 04:47:58 PM  

biyaaatci: I'm no apple apologist, but I think one of the things they've done right (post 10.5, that is) is to charge a reasonable amount for the OS upgrades.


I think it's really, really odd that a company that makes their money from premium hardware would charge for three incremental OS upgrades in three years, meanwhile dropping support for an OS they sold less than four years ago, while a software company (Microsoft) only charges for updates when they completely redesign the OS. If you bought a computer with Windows XP ten years ago and upgraded once since then to Windows 7, you would have had no problem running up-to-date software that whole time. Apple makes Mac software to make you happy you bought their nice Mac hardware (which is really unmatched; I love the Mac Mini as a piece of hardware) and in this case they are making me sorry.

I run 10.6 on a 2006 Core Duo Mini and 2007 iMac, and they work just fine.

That sounds promising, but I heard the same thing about the iPhone 3GS and iOS 5. Most new OS features mean a little more memory, and many of them add background processes that regularly touch memory. A little bit more and a little bit more is fine up to a point, and then it turns into a disaster. I suspect that Lightroom is really sensitive to competition for memory, both RAM and processor cache. In any case, I'm not going to risk it, because I don't have any way to revert to Leopard.
 
2012-11-16 04:49:10 PM  

biyaaatci: He's already on the dark side, dude. I don't need to convert him. Although, I suppose I do have a vested interest in his purchasing a $20 os upgrade. My AAPL stock has taken a hit these last couple of months.


it just.... felt so dirty reading that.....
 
2012-11-16 04:51:42 PM  
CM10 FTW. Also, my phone is a fish. No thanks to Faulkner.

/tried 4.2 on my n7 - boo, Google, boo
 
2012-11-16 04:52:34 PM  

Marine1: Honest question: why not update the phones or just release them all with the same version of the OS at a given time?


All these devices have essentially the same innards and manufacturers feel compelled to add software features as a bonus rather than varying the hardware. I've heard Verizon encouraged this, and Google tacitly did as it made Android customizable.

The add-on software is poorly written and makes releasing updates more complicated.

I don't think any of these companies know what they're doing. Motorola was putting out a new phone every month for a while there. You can imagine the support involved and how they failed at providing it.
 
2012-11-16 04:53:46 PM  

steamingpile: Marine1: Honest question: why not update the phones or just release them all with the same version of the OS at a given time?

The easiest answer is that older devices are like older PC's some aren't able to handle the new OS.

The real answer is that carriers are not happy customers can delete bloat ware off the devices they bought, if I have to have your shiat on my phone then why am I paying for your service.


Well, the first one I get. But Android devices are being released *as new* with Gingerbread.

And Windows Phone, while not selling well (though I haven't seen Windows Phone 8 numbers), allows you to immediately remove any bloatware.
 
2012-11-16 04:59:42 PM  

biyaaatci: imfallen_angel: biyaaatci: You should be fine with this: Snow Leopard on Apple Store. If you decide you want to, you can update straight from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. Lightroom should be fine on Snow Leopard, though. I'm no apple apologist, but I think one of the things they've done right (post 10.5, that is) is to charge a reasonable amount for the OS upgrades. I run 10.6 on a 2006 Core Duo Mini and 2007 iMac, and they work just fine.

Why did I read this in Barry White's voice, literally seeing him handing a glass of wine over and slowly moving towards AustinFarkin, caressing his arm, with a truly obvious twinkle in his eye.

He's already on the dark side, dude. I don't need to convert him. Although, I suppose I do have a vested interest in his purchasing a $20 os upgrade. My AAPL stock has taken a hit these last couple of months.


Heh, don't feel so secure. Now that I've resorted to setting up XP to run iTunes, my Lightroom license is the only thing stopping me from installing Linux on the Mac Mini and being free of OS X completely. Oh wait... does my Lightroom license let me download a Windows installer? Maybe nothing is stopping me :-)
 
2012-11-16 05:05:13 PM  

AustinFakir: Heh, don't feel so secure. Now that I've resorted to setting up XP to run iTunes, my Lightroom license is the only thing stopping me from installing Linux on the Mac Mini and being free of OS X completely. Oh wait... does my Lightroom license let me download a Windows installer? Maybe nothing is stopping me :-)


http://www.darktable.org/

You could play with it on osx before deciding whether to go Linux.
 
2012-11-16 05:13:40 PM  

biyaaatci: AustinFakir: Heh, don't feel so secure. Now that I've resorted to setting up XP to run iTunes, my Lightroom license is the only thing stopping me from installing Linux on the Mac Mini and being free of OS X completely. Oh wait... does my Lightroom license let me download a Windows installer? Maybe nothing is stopping me :-)

http://www.darktable.org/

You could play with it on osx before deciding whether to go Linux.


Thanks, but camera makers dick around with their RAW formats too much. If I bought a new camera I could end up waiting a few months before the open-source software caught up. Adobe is always right on top of that; I assume because the camera makers give them early access.
 
2012-11-16 06:00:36 PM  

AustinFakir: my Mac Mini won't run a version of iTunes that works with my iPhone without buying an expensive OS upgrade.


Expensive? The last time Apple priced a single user license for an OS X upgrade higher than $30 was 2007.
 
2012-11-16 06:20:10 PM  

Marine1: steamingpile: Marine1: Honest question: why not update the phones or just release them all with the same version of the OS at a given time?

The easiest answer is that older devices are like older PC's some aren't able to handle the new OS.

The real answer is that carriers are not happy customers can delete bloat ware off the devices they bought, if I have to have your shiat on my phone then why am I paying for your service.

Well, the first one I get. But Android devices are being released *as new* with Gingerbread.

And Windows Phone, while not selling well (though I haven't seen Windows Phone 8 numbers), allows you to immediately remove any bloatware.


Because the average consumer wouldn't remove it and carriers will still sell old shiat OS but advertise it as new so they can keep putting bloat ware on it.

Google needs to get a centralized update tool for their phones and quit letting the manufacturers update their OS.
 
2012-11-16 06:20:59 PM  
I need some investors for this, but I'm going to be pitching "Standard Android" and guarantee all devices meet a minimum OS and remain supported for X number of years.

I picture this company being the next Standard Oil. And my Standard Androids will be shipped via Planes, Trains, and the series of tubes/pipelines known as the internet.

/Why yes I've been watching way to much of History Channel's The Men Who Built America.
 
Zel
2012-11-16 06:41:09 PM  

AustinFakir: It's Leopard, 10.5. The App Store doesn't run on Leopard, so -- get this -- I would have to order the installer through the mail. Which costs extra.

Or, I could buy the installer for Snow Leopard, have it shipped to me, go through the install process for Snow Leopard, and THEN buy Mountain Lion through the App Store



Ditto my 2007 macbook pro. I'm on 10.5, so I dont have an App Store, and now everything only comes out through the App Store. I couldnt upgrade to MountainLion if I wanted to, and who knows how bad it will dog down the system.

Almost as bad as my 'Droid, which runs whatever the heck Verizon deems it may. MotoBlur lets me have slow swooping home-screens. An ancient version of their web browser, etc etc.
 
2012-11-16 06:48:25 PM  

Zel: Almost as bad as my 'Droid, which runs whatever the heck Verizon deems it may. MotoBlur lets me have slow swooping home-screens. An ancient version of their web browser, etc etc.


Go to motorolas site and get the new android update, for droid it may be on googles site, then you can get rid of all that other crap and disable it when its not used.
 
2012-11-16 06:50:42 PM  
Whatever you do, don't get 4.2.
 
2012-11-16 07:02:45 PM  

poot_rootbeer: AustinFakir: my Mac Mini won't run a version of iTunes that works with my iPhone without buying an expensive OS upgrade.

Expensive? The last time Apple priced a single user license for an OS X upgrade higher than $30 was 2007.


Yeah, except I'm supposed to upgrade twice. First I pay to upgrade to Snow Leopard so I can access the App Store. Then I buy the Mountain Lion upgrade from the App Store. At that point, who cares how much I'm paying? The process is too insulting to dignify with my time. And all this because I'm trying to make one Apple product (my iPhone 5) work with another that I bought little more than three years ago. Hey, if it's easier to sync my iPhone 5 with Windows, then so be it.
 
Zel
2012-11-16 07:14:31 PM  

steamingpile: Zel: Almost as bad as my 'Droid, which runs whatever the heck Verizon deems it may. MotoBlur lets me have slow swooping home-screens. An ancient version of their web browser, etc etc.

Go to motorolas site and get the new android update, for droid it may be on googles site, then you can get rid of all that other crap and disable it when its not used.


Ooh neat, I'll have to check that out ...

The thing about system fragmentation is that they never made a system update for my phone. Motorola and Verizon think I'm running the latest because they never made anything newer than Android 2.3 for this handset.

It's stuck on a two year old OS because they want me to buy a new phone on the treadmill.
 
2012-11-16 07:28:13 PM  

AustinFakir: y


"60 bucks? Well, fark, I'll just spend a grand instead..."
 
2012-11-16 07:34:23 PM  

Zel: steamingpile: Zel: Almost as bad as my 'Droid, which runs whatever the heck Verizon deems it may. MotoBlur lets me have slow swooping home-screens. An ancient version of their web browser, etc etc.

Go to motorolas site and get the new android update, for droid it may be on googles site, then you can get rid of all that other crap and disable it when its not used.

Ooh neat, I'll have to check that out ...

The thing about system fragmentation is that they never made a system update for my phone. Motorola and Verizon think I'm running the latest because they never made anything newer than Android 2.3 for this handset.

It's stuck on a two year old OS because they want me to buy a new phone on the treadmill.


If its the original Droid then you may not be able to update but there are sites that can help you make your phone better.

Google's biggest problem with android is they do not have a central tool for updates and everything like that, once they get something like that more people will jump off iPhones tit. The masses like simplicity.
 
2012-11-16 07:47:35 PM  

LasersHurt: Whatever you do, don't get 4.2.


I upgraded my gnex to 4.2 last night and I'm getting a kick...

No seriously, what is supposed to be so bad about 4.2? Aside from some of the customization options I'm used to with deeper ROMs I usually use (like codename android most recently), this is the smoothest and fastest stock ROM I've ever used. It's featureset is nearly enough to make me not go for a custom ROM. Nearly.
 
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