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    I read an article a few months ago that suggested Android users should pay for updates to get them fast and those who don't pay will wait the normal time (3 to 4 months) would you guys do that ??;

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solutions Etcetera View Post
    I don't mind paying for updates if it helps support development and they are fairly priced... and not just for the OS. I think the whole buy once, get upgrades for life model in Google Play and the Apple App store actually stifles development and may be one reason we are not seeing more apps updated with better tablet interfaces. Devs have a right to be paid fo their work ongoing.
    I would on skinned phones like I plan on gettin the note 2 i plan on keeping it for the whole 2 years so ill pay to keep my phone updated

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    Paying for updates won't fix problem of update deployment, the whole process won't magicly just dissaper or shorten
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    If you want it that bad wouldn't you just root?

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    I love android but people shouldn't have to void their warranties for updates and what I mean is the carrier can say we can give you the update straight from the oem for like a 5.99$ charge if not wait the extra month for us to roll it out

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    I'd pay for an OS update on a skinned device if it meant faster deployment. Might give the OEM's an incentive to get them out quicker. But only if it meant updates less than 3 months after release from Google.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedoo79 View Post
    I'd pay for an OS update on a skinned device if it meant faster deployment. Might give the OEM's an incentive to get them out quicker. But only if it meant updates less than 3 months after release from Google.

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    This is exactly what I mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by enik View Post
    If you want it that bad wouldn't you just root?

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    Thing is root community is really a minority, most people don't care about system updates if oyu don't show them on front of there face or do that for them (fine example of that is IE browser where it take years for users to migrate to newer version, just because it not informing baout new version ). Even if you can root problem of slow migration will effect you indirectly since developers need to deal with it anyway, they need reasons to invest on newer APIs and new features. For analogy, current web browsers can do a lot more things they currently being used, but they don't not only because some of those features are experimental, but also by fact that not all users have access to them.

    Lot of people consider "fragmentation" as hardware thing, but in reality the one that is most pain in the *** is software fragmentation, because Android is actully a lot better in dealing hardware diffrences then iOS (lot of Android apps that work on tablet didn't been made for tablet ), ofcorse if we speak about native apps then yes hardware difference is more pain in *** for native app developers which hits users as result even more.

    So Google need to solve it o at least lower it some way. We yet to see effect of that PDK thing and fact that Samsung plan to update Note 1 and most likely S2 it's a good sign for better days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowriver View Post
    Paying for updates won't fix problem of update deployment, the whole process won't magicly just dissaper or shorten
    It might be a way for the Oems and carriers to make money its just a thought I doubt it would happen but the updates need to roll out faster

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    If it was a patch to fix a bug they created no. Eg If they had a bug were lets say everytime you went to call it dropped out i would expect the patch to fix that be free.
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