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- We're never going to have jelly bean on ALL the Android phones out there because many are very cheap and don't meet the requirements. But at least the phones that meet the spec should be on jellybean but they aren't.Sep 30, 2012
- you said well... "IF" :-p. I'm sure that if Android engineers could afford to break compatibility and unleash legacy problems (almost none in Android) so to not live with decisions of the past made with technology deficiencies of yesterday in mind, if they could base everything on recent advances, if they could afford freedom of creativity to start over many times, if they could learn from mistakes and successes of others made along the years, if they were on the limit of irresponsibility to Osborn their own OEM partners and alienate current customers, if they could take away hardware choice from the customer to make their job easier, then, I guess anyone could be in trouble.
In the meantime, Android now provides a familiar yet advanced interface, very smooth by jelly bean, all while keeping compatibility and working well even with point and shoot cameras. And we are still waiting for Microsoft to finish rebooting their model yet again. I can buy a JB phone right now... Android wasn't lucky. It provided what people wanted, before everyone else (with Apple). How can time to market be confused with luck?
Remember: when that Santa game for Android was made, people were on Windows Mobile (as in 6.x).Sep 30, 2012
- Android was not lucky. Their timing definitely gave them an advantage, but a big part of why they succeeded was the fact that they allowed manufacturers to skin their devices. Manufacturers love branding and Android allows them to do this. WP8 will never be as successful because companies like Samsung will
always be more interested in promoting a heavily branded TouchWiz Android phone than a generic stock WP8 device.Oct 1, 2012
- It's all related with Microsoft's blindness to their UI. They don't realize how awful it is and they don't want anyone to mess up their pretentious work of 'art.' Imagine this scenario: someone goes into a 5 star restaurant and orders a large plate of BBQ ribs. He gets a large plate and in the middle there's a tiny slice or 2 of boneless sous vide rib, delicately charred with a blow torch and accompanied by BBQ sauce foam. It's just... not going to work.Oct 4, 2012
- From a devs perspective Android is a mess just like early linux distributions were. This is not related to open source software, it depends on the organization/architecture of the project.Oct 8, 2012
- My four favorite android versions/forks are HTC Sense, Jelly beans, Touch Wiz (on their note 2 devices only, not on their other non pen devices), and the latest LG rom on their quad core (I forget what it's called). Each version offers me something uniquely different. The same goes for the underlying hardware from each manufacturer. I don't consider this a problem at all. One phone with only one monolithic os can not possibly satisfy everybody.Feb 4, 2013