- 02-16-2011, 08:42 AM #2
- 02-16-2011, 09:24 AM #3
- 02-16-2011, 02:06 PM #4
- 02-17-2011, 10:40 AM #5
Honestly though, as an MBA student who dives into studying business strategy everyday, there are few quantitative incentives for companies to release upgrades to OS. It does build brand loyalty and those that have been treated well tend to stay with that device manufacturer (its why my last three phones have been HTC devices) but you don't see the brand loyalty pay out till a year or two down the line when consumers upgrade. Instead the manufactures and carriers see more value in adding additional services to the device. That is why the whole skinning thing is popular with these companies. They were unable to come up with their own software and ecosystem to compete in the smartphone business until android came along.
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- 02-21-2011, 11:04 PM #6
It's sad, the purest Google experience doesn't even have the OS... I would say you can ask "Where the hell is it?!" after the Nexus One gets it, but as of now... kind of not important.
Actually word is that 2.4 is coming instead of 2.3, 2.4 is Gingerbread with bug fixes and maybe(rumours...) even dual core support,
As of now, the only device with Gingerbread is the Nexus S.
Honestly though, Gingerbread on the Nexus S is pretty bad, pretty unstable... I am glad manufacturers haven't updated any devices yet, because it's just so unstable. That's why I have CM7 on my Nexus S, fixed the launcher freezing up and the 1.2ghz kernel makes it get 2000s on Quadrant, and even eliminates the browser lag.Devices: Samsung Nexus S 4.0.1(alpha, of course), Samsung Vibrant 2.3.5 CM7 w/ Glitch Kernel v13, broken HTC Dream, and a Google Cr-48 with Ubuntu 11.10
- 02-22-2011, 03:36 PM #7
To me froyo was a major leap as far as performance in android and gingerbread just doesnt do enough for me to really demand it. Sure I'm running CM7 but that's cuz it the latest and greatest from the best rom developers out there. The next major leap for the phones in android will be ice cream as it combines both gingerbread and honeycomb. Unfortunately I doubt we will be seeing that and we will have to look at buying the next device with tegra 3 quad core craziness
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- 02-23-2011, 03:38 AM #8
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- 02-28-2011, 07:13 PM #11