riviera74 wrote:A question: is it the phone makers or the cell network providers (e.g. AT&T or Verizon) that make it hard to upgrade the Android OS to ICS?
rado992 wrote:riviera74 wrote:A question: is it the phone makers or the cell network providers (e.g. AT&T or Verizon) that make it hard to upgrade the Android OS to ICS?
Both help for it. Here's how the cycle goes: Google releases a new version of Android to phone makers => phone makers customize it, add specific features and release it to the public and the operators => the operators customize it (mostly by removing features they don't want their users to have, like tethering, the ability to install non-market apps etc.) => the operators release it to their users. But, for the most part, the operators are the ones causing big delays in OS updates to their phones.
Mr. Bamboo Head wrote:before you buy a phone, 1) make sure that a bootloader exploit has been found (if not, give it two weeks and someone will fine one), 2) install cyanogen mod, 3)????, 4)Profit
thegleek wrote:I'm wondering why the Galaxy Note comes installed with Android v2.3.6 (gingerbread) whereas Android v4.0.3 (ice cream) would be the better choice.
Preorder starts Feb 5th, available the 19th. They are promising delivery by the 17th if you order by the 15th. Huge phone but I'm finding it tempting....