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Re: Google drops the ball with slow kikat rollout
I know many of us are "patiently" waiting, but I wouldn't go as far as to say they've dropped any ball yet. When they announced the N5 on Halloween, they said that Kit Kat would be released for all Nexus devices "within the next few days" or something to that effect. I assure you it's coming...and I'd rather it be a polished, finished product.
Originally Posted by dan smartt
Google never gave a target date for existing Nexus devices, so it's hard to say they "dropped the ball" ... yet.
Not exactly a parallel comparison, but yeah, it's only been 11 days.
Originally Posted by ohyeahar
Originally Posted by CoolBeit
I agree, while I embrace the dev community and certainly am no stranger to running ROMs and ports and other custom OS, it's certainly not the same thing, especially when we're talking about Google Android on Nexus devices.
Originally Posted by Citizen Coyote
Google has in the past usually released images for all Nexus devices VERY shortly after announcement, so this is a bit unusual for them based on previous history...
Originally Posted by TdotLee
While the Nexus 5 (w/ KK) is already out, Google actual does usually do updates much like Apple in that they generally release updates for ALL Nexus devices at the same time...and I imagine this time will be no different.
One other difference between Apple and Google when it comes to updates, at least as of late, is that Google generally has 2 "major" releases per year. Android 4.3 came out just a few months ago with the release of the 2013 Nexus 7, and this Android 4.4 update will be out shortly. Apple, on the other hand, tends to only do 1 major update per year. Does that make one better than the other? I don't necessary think so (I'm not comparing the content of these updates here)...but for me, it does help me stay patient because I know that 4.3 is still pretty decent, recently updated software.
Originally Posted by MikeLip
Interestingly enough, the Galaxy S4 on Verizon has been getting updates in a VERY timely fashion, right on pace with all the other US carriers. I have to wonder if Samsung didn't force Verizon's hand to release updates faster based on their schedule in order to carry the S4, or if this is just a change in Verizon's normal update QA process (For now, I'm going to assume the former). At the very least, it does seem to demonstrate that Apple may not be the only manufacturer that Verizon is willing to cater to in order to sell the the popular devices.
Originally Posted by Captainbob767