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Android engineer:"waiting 5 months for ICS is reasonable"

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28th April 2012, 11:51 PM   |  #1  
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Android engineer:"waiting 5 months for ICS is reasonable"

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How long should you have to wait to get the latest version of Android? Well a software engineer at Google reckons five months is perfectly reasonable.

Jean-Baptiste Queru, a Google software engineer working on Android, posted on his Google Plus page about the Sony Tablet S getting the bump to Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of the operating system. "It took Sony only about 5 months to ship this after I released the code in the Android Open Source Project at the very end of last year," he wrote. "This is actually a very reasonable time, since under the hood Ice Cream Sandwich is quite different from Honeycomb (and upgrades from Gingerbread are likely to take longer as those differences are huge)."

He went on to blame operators for delays to software updates. He said he couldn't believe some flagship devices still hadn't received ICS "because of delays introduced by operator approvals." (I'm sure anyone with a SIM-free Samsung Galaxy S2 is just as incredulous). He also gave an insight into what the process is to push out these updates.

"Writing the software doesn't mean Google can deploy it immediately," Queru wrote in the comments, "there are operator approvals for devices that are sold and/or supported by operators." Previously we heard from a Motorola exec that complex modern hardware was to blame.

I've no doubt getting these updates out there is a complex process, but all us customers care about is getting our hands on the latest version quickly and easily. Your reactions to the Galaxy S2 farrago showed the frustration many are feeling, especially when companies go breaking their promises. With some devices not due the upgrade until the summer -- when Android Jelly Bean should be with us -- it does seem like the process needs streamlining somehow. A recent study showed just 1.6 per cent of Android devices are running ICS. Five months in, that's not a great stat.
28th April 2012, 11:58 PM   |  #2  
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I understand his reasoning with regards to it being a fresh dump, but him stating that 5 months is "perfectly reasonable" is completely ridiculous.

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We got news of the update in Febuary. This means June will be the expected month.
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Originally Posted by meskes

I understand his reasoning with regards to it being a fresh dump, but him stating that 5 months is "perfectly reasonable" is completely ridiculous.

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If that's how you feel, get to it! the source code is all there I wait with baited breathe for you to get it ported.

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