1. Snareman's Avatar
    Why doesn't one of their new flagship phones ship with the latest OS? I'd like to think it will come soon hopefully.
    07-24-2013 10:46 PM
  2. HNNNNNGHHH's Avatar
    it's because OEM android devices rely on manufacturer updates as well as carrier-issued ones as well for firmware. Nexus devices received the 4.3 update already since they receive their updates directly from Google and they run stock vanilla android unlike OEM handsets where the manufacturer has to include their software and OEM skin to Android before rolling out the new firmware.
    07-24-2013 11:01 PM
  3. Buzzkillington32's Avatar
    It seems rather dumb that this phone won't come with the latest Os version and will most likely take months before it will even see it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-25-2013 07:36 AM
  4. ultravisitor's Avatar
    You realize that 4.3 was just announced yesterday and these phones have been in testing for a long time, right? If you want 4.3, then they'd have to start with testing all over again and the phones would be delayed until the fall.
    JimBen73 and ffejjj like this.
    07-25-2013 07:59 AM
  5. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    You realize that 4.3 was just announced yesterday and these phones have been in testing for a long time, right? If you want 4.3, then they'd have to start with testing all over again and the phones would be delayed until the fall.
    Think they've been in testing before Google started testing the Nexus 4 on 4.3?

    Google needs to produce a premium Motorola made Nexus device on every carrier and handle updates themselves.

    If Apple can do it, why not Google?
    07-25-2013 09:56 AM
  6. NoYankees44's Avatar
    Lol despite popular belief, Motorola/=Google.

    They have to wait for access to the software just like everyone else I imagine. Then they have to make it work on their hardware, add their skin, and make it work with all that lovely droid bloat everyone loves.

    Sent from my SCH-I535
    07-25-2013 10:40 AM
  7. Ry's Avatar
    Why doesn't one of their new flagship phones ship with the latest OS? I'd like to think it will come soon hopefully.
    Because the Nexus devices aren't done beta testing it.
    07-25-2013 11:17 AM
  8. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    Because the Nexus devices aren't done beta testing it.
    Maybe they should give it to the Best Buy blue shirts... (I hate those commercials)
    07-25-2013 02:46 PM
  9. jweimn's Avatar
    Lol despite popular belief, Motorola/=Google.

    They have to wait for access to the software just like everyone else I imagine. Then they have to make it work on their hardware, add their skin, and make it work with all that lovely droid bloat everyone loves.

    Sent from my SCH-I535
    Im sorry I just have to say it but saying that motorola doesnt equal google is far from the truth. Google and motorola are very connected. The company has a google ceo influence on products comes from google and the fact that motorola is a google owned company, google needs to make it profitable now.

    Motorola has had 4.3 probably for just as long as it has been in testing on the nexus devices so id say it isnt entirely impossible to not see 4.3 launch on the droids or be pushed as an ota shortly after release.

    Remember google cant just come out and say that one company is getting preferential treatment over the rest but they sure can do it and say they dont.
    07-28-2013 12:31 AM
  10. Buzzkillington32's Avatar
    Im sorry I just have to say it but saying that motorola doesnt equal google is far from the truth. Google and motorola are very connected. The company has a google ceo influence on products comes from google and the fact that motorola is a google owned company, google needs to make it profitable now.

    Motorola has had 4.3 probably for just as long as it has been in testing on the nexus devices so id say it isnt entirely impossible to not see 4.3 launch on the droids or be pushed as an ota shortly after release.

    Remember google cant just come out and say that one company is getting preferential treatment over the rest but they sure can do it and say they dont.
    Though I do agree with you here. It will still take months to get Verizon to green light the update and push it out. By then they will be announcing 5.0 and then the wait is on again. From what I read, part of the wait is waiting for the processor manufacturers to pass along the approved software packages to the OEM's. From their that's when it gets passed to the carriers for testing. Its really annoying that Apple out shines everyone in this department. I wish Android could pull off the quick updates.

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    07-28-2013 04:51 PM
  11. KWKSLVR's Avatar
    With Android's new API structure, does version number really matter all that much now?
    07-30-2013 04:15 PM
  12. still1's Avatar
    people complaining about moto not having 4.3, let me try to explain you a bit.

    Google before Motorola purchase:
    Android code wont be available to any of the OEM(Samsung,HTC,Moto,Sony etc) before Google announces it, just like 4.3 was announced 2 weeks ago.
    Once the code is released to public all OEM take the code and update the phone.

    Google after Motorola purchase:
    Imagine Google giving Motorola preferential treatment by giving code early to them!
    OEM's like Samsung,HTC,Sony etc will be pissed!!! Samsung still sells about 80% of all Android smartphone.
    This will force Samsung to move to other OS. Google don't want to do this since Samsung is still their biggest partner and Google is trying to play fair!
    Remember all those article that complained about this when Google announced Moto purchase??
    Rocketsaucev2 and Ry like this.
    08-06-2013 04:51 PM
  13. Arelunde's Avatar
    Having done SOAKS in the past for Moto and Google, I would suggest that the most recent hardware by Motorola WILL be updated as soon as possible. If you test Beta operating systems. you would know there are infinite little glitches depending on the device and the OS that can be major issues for mainstream.
    08-09-2013 10:31 PM
  14. Ry's Avatar
    people complaining about moto not having 4.3, let me try to explain you a bit.

    Google before Motorola purchase:
    Android code wont be available to any of the OEM(Samsung,HTC,Moto,Sony etc) before Google announces it, just like 4.3 was announced 2 weeks ago.
    Once the code is released to public all OEM take the code and update the phone.

    Google after Motorola purchase:
    Imagine Google giving Motorola preferential treatment by giving code early to them!
    OEM's like Samsung,HTC,Sony etc will be pissed!!! Samsung still sells about 80% of all Android smartphone.
    This will force Samsung to move to other OS. Google don't want to do this since Samsung is still their biggest partner and Google is trying to play fair!
    Remember all those article that complained about this when Google announced Moto purchase??
    But Samsung and HTC should have relatively earlier access to it now since they have GPe phones.
    08-09-2013 10:35 PM
  15. Ry's Avatar
    With Android's new API structure, does version number really matter all that much now?
    Apparently it still does to certain people. As long as the apps I need work, I'm fine.
    08-09-2013 10:37 PM

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