Android 2.4 'Ice Cream' Arriving this Summer

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Meh..what's the use of a new and wonderful release if 90% of android devices can't get the update until a year later with carriers and phone manufacturers dragging their feet
 

dimar

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What's the point, if it takes forever for manufacturers to update. Or am I supposed to buy a new phone every few months?
 

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My Galaxy S hasn't even got 2.3 yet, it's way too early to bring out another android version (even if it is in 5 months).

By the time 2.4 hits, Samsung will have gotten off their A** and announced 2.3 for Galaxy S..
 

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The phone manufacturers / carriers are trying to use newer OS releases as bait for you to purchase a new phone. Their treating the OS as a "feature" and not as a user upgradable item. Some manufacturers (Motorola) go through such great lengths to actually lock the user out of being able to update / modify the OS on the phone. Next phone I'm going to buy had better be user up-datable to whatever the fck I want.
 

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This is one reason why i do not like the Android platform. They are CONSTANTLY adding new features which require more beefy hardware. It would make much more sense to work with system specs in mind that cater to the majority of your user base, instead of only pleasing 30% and pushing the other 70% to upgrade their phone.
 

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If you're desperate to update your phone there are quite a few sites out there which specialise in upgrading the ROM's on android phones just google your phones name and add custom rom to the end and you'll find about 15 or 20 sites which do it... Takes a while to figure out what to do, though if you read the wiki's you'll be up and running in less than half an hour. I'd recommend xda developers. Have fun or not - the choice is up to you!
 

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Just to add to the above phone manufacturers often add a whole load of skinning software and other tools and restrictive software to their phones, which often hinders more than helping getting a more vanilla version of the operating system is probably better...
 

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Where are Donkey , Boss and Shrek. I thought they will continue with Shrek movie names.

Really I like the way Google naming Android

2.4 ICE CREAM
2.5 will be ????
 

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Next version I think will be Jellybean.. Why Jellybeans? Because Cupcake -C, Donut -D, Eclair -E, Froyo -F, Gingerbread -G, Honeycomb -H, Icecream -I, J******? -J.
 

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[citation][nom]G00fySmiley[/nom]hehe ... my wife's samsung intercept STILL doesn't have android 2.2 ... and its not an old phone >_< sprint plz get it together[/citation]


Both of my boy's have intercepts and they have had 2.2 for over a month....while I still wait for 2.2 or 2.3 for my Epic...I am pretty angry about the broken promises Sprint has made me...
 

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I could understand Google pushing a version update out once a year, but it seems like it was a couple months ago 2.3 came out.

Get the bugs out of the prior version and optimize the code to run on slower hardware rather than pushing out fancy eye candy.

Noted: not a smartphone user, but just general observations.
 

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By the time 2.4 hits, Samsung will have gotten off their A** and announced 2.3 for Galaxy S..
Samsung is the worst about abandoning support for their older phones. They only care about the ones they are hyping in the media now.
 

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Tmo is just now getting around to upgrading me from 1.6 to 2.2, im pretty happy about that. hopefully it gives me a bit more speed. am noticing a bit of a slowdown.
 

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Samsung/AT&T still haven't updated my Galaxy S Captivate from 2.1 (thank god for XDA)

My Dell Streak still has 1.6 thanks again AT&T.
 
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