Originally Posted by buhohitr
Pure simple, possible marketing/Management decision? or possible hardware limitation? But they did ICS for their other devices already! they know their hardware better than anyone here.
Samsung was one of the manufacturers who agreed to the alliance/coalition to keep their devices updated for 18 months after release, which is a far cry from your idea of their "marketing decisions". If what you suggest is true, then they pulled quite the "switch-a-roo" on us as consumers, and we have every right to be mad. That would mean we've gone from Samsung making decisions that we don't agree with to downright being lied to.
That said, the alliance was probably a pipedream, and I've come to terms with that. However, the fact that they would not release code that would allow our kickass enthusiast developers to port it themselves is kind of insulting if they're not going to go through the trouble of developing it themselves.
If you're ok with writing it off as a hardware limitation, then fine. I appreciate your unabashed, unapologetic sympathizing with Samsung. However, the notion that "daddy knows best" is why most of us aren't Apple consumers. If it is a hardware limitation that they think will make it a negative experience (and for the record, I believe that you're wrong and its more of a resource issue on their end), they still have nothing to lose by releasing to us what is needed to do it ourselves. Again, I ask, "why not??'
I don't want my manufacturer to have totalitarian control, and when I made the switch from iOS, I thought that was what I was getting with Android. Guess I was mistaken.