Reply to post: Re: Google is taking the lead on revitalising the patching pipeline for the Android ecosystem

Patching a fragmented, Stagefrightened Android isn't easy

Naselus

Re: Google is taking the lead on revitalising the patching pipeline for the Android ecosystem

"I'm not sure that Google are entirely the problem"

To be honest, Google have been trying to get a grip on 'Droid fragmentation for at least the last couple of years. Getting handset manufacturers to recognize the problem helps a lot - since as little as six months ago most of them thought OS upgrades meant 'we can sell new handsets' rather than 'we should probably sort out setting these up for our current line-up' - but carriers are even worse; they see it as a massive use of their bandwidth with no rewards whatsoever.

I know, who'd have thought the people who run mobile phone networks are money-grubbing dicks, right?

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