Originally Posted by UrbanConquest
Not to be the bad guy and granted I would like to see ICS on the 7.7 as much as the rest of us, but do you people realize how many Android devices Samsung is constantly working on software wise? Not to mention the R&D for new devices like the SGS III? Which devices do you think deserve priority? It's a vicious cycle is what I'm getting at. Patience is a must.
Its as much Goog's fault as sammy's IMO. They should have given the manufacturers earlier access to ICS code as well as not been rushing out ICS so quickly + given firm timetables. For complex devices like this the code is usually finalised months in advance and you want to keep the last minute changes to an absolute minimum. Without early access to ICS and timetables its impossible to plan hence I'm sure from an engineering perspective it would have been nigh on impossible to have pushed this device out with ICS. For example how long and drawn out has the Win8 release been and we're still months away from formal release, yet various test builds are out - even general public access - and you can bet the big OEMs get this stuff even sooner and will have the RTM months before production lines actually start rolling.
The bit I'm confused about is how google saw the exact same issue with gingerbread yet repeated the same goddamned mistake. Its evident that they are a software company and are learning the hardware game the hard way. (insert fruit comparisons here)
for the record I'm not a dev (router guy actually) but I completely understand the way these things work in the industry and as much as sammy needs to pull their finger out to support what is, spec wise, one of their flagships, they and other manufacturers have been given a raw deal by Goog