Android's Andy Rubin says updates may slow to a more manageable once a year
Andy Rubin's "it's not fragmentation, it's legacy" line at Google IO has sparked a pretty good debate, but now we're starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel for problem of Android's furious pace. Speaking to the Silicon Valley Mercury News' Troy Wolverton, Rubin said the rate of major updates to Android may settle down to an annual event. Said Rubin:
At which point we expect everybody to start complaining about how long it will take until the next major revision of Android. [Mercury News] Thanks to everyone who sent this in.
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http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/ubuntu-lucid-lynx-1004-can-read-your-... Of course, over at TiPb.com, Rene refused to publish the story lest anything bad about the iPhone appeared on his site.
If EVERY release had bugfix (service pack) release scheduled for 3 or 4 months afterwards then you could get buy with yearly releases. The problem is that having to wait that long for a fix that really annoys them makes people jump ship or become dissatisfied. Partial patches would go a long way toward this. Its a perfectly Linux thing to do. And Android can use that as well. The large binary install is sort of old school.
It sucks, but... it's business.