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Not even that would do. Even if LG/etc. promised to provide updates for 2 years, they can and likely would TAKE 2 years to shoot out a single update, just because they can. Unfortunately the entire purpose and appeal in Android for manufacturers is that it is totally free and they can handle it as they please; I don't think Google would risk losing their support. All Google can do is compete with "their own" and shoot out some amazing Motorola phones with consistent, stable, frequent updates. Then, maybe the other manufacturers would be pressured to keep up by advertising and living up to "Hey! We'll shoot you all updates within a month of each major Android update!"

All of these MFG's license Android. If Google were to require that they keep current with whatever is released through the licensing agreement, then that's what would have to happen. Give them, say 30 days to cook their own ROM off of the AOSP release from Google.
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I think that is a bad idea since it will cause manufacturers and Google to slow down their advancements in the software. The software should be pushing the boundaries of the hardware since phones are about efficiency and having unnecessary that is not taken advantage of by the software is a waste.
I like the idea that if a phone can't handle the latest software, it should handle the best that it can. (See how the latest updates affect the older iPhones).

My Nexus One is handling CM7 fine. But there again, the last Stable release was what? 6 months ago? CM7 has pretty much been dropped and they're working on CM9 now. I think most phones released can handle 2 years worth of updates. There's very few that can't, and even then, a lot of those could handle the updates that are pushed out within a year.


I'd like to iterate that my idea is not the end-all be-all of plans, I just think it would unify the platform a little more and give customers a better feeling about the stability and future of the platform as a whole.
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Is JB going to be a tablet OS only, like Honey Comb? The CyanogenMod group have yet to roll out ICS nightlies for a lot of phones, it'd suck to abandon all that work because Google rushed out a newer version.

Wasn't the idea behind ICS (and future versions of Android) for it to be an OS that could work for both tablets and phones?

And I love ICS on my GNex, btw.
Edit: Oh, and on my Touchpad too.
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My phone isn't getting ICS until Q3 (as announced by Motorola). I doubt I'll ever see (official) Jellybean for my phone.
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I can has jelly beans? wheee.gif
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post #15 of 44
I'm still waiting for ICS on my transformer :[
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But I'm just getting used to ICS. frown.gif
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Oh c'mon SE, release the binaries for ICS already!

Although I'm glad my phone is one of the very few midrange devices getting ICS at all.

SE is a nice company smile.gif
   
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My Incredible is running ICS perfectly fine, sans the hardware acceleration of my new Galaxy Nexus. No reason why every phone being sold doesn't have ICS at this point.

There was an "Android alliance" type thing that required members to update phones to new versions of android within 6 months to 2 updates from the version that came on the phone. Basically gingerbread phones would be guaranteed Jelly Bean as long as they met spec requirements. From what I've heard, most MFC got on board but didn't follow up very well.
    
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If a terminal runs Gingerbread smoothly it runs ICS (checked in an MSM7227@600, Adreno 200, 256MB RAM based device), therefore it runs JB (according to Google JB isn't any more taxing than ICS)
   
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Didn't Microsoft do something so it's "impossible" to dual boot on ARM? Or would this be running the X86 version?
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