Android engineer claims an eight month window between code and final ROM

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  • hhhhhheeeeyyyy

    The one thing apple is better at: rolling out updates too bad everything else about apple sucks

  • jon_d0e1

    at least i got hdmi on my phone. now i can stream movies from my phone to my tv.

  • xda hackman

    rabble rabble rabble

    my sgs2 will get updated soon, yes my old iphone 3g has apples newest software at launch but the update made it slow and laggy, didnt work as well as when i got it(for free as a contest prize). My grandma happily uses it on prepaid and plays solitaire with it.

    Funny isnt that apples real audience…..people who dont need anything too dificult to use, or cant seen to understand tech

    Android 4 life

    • Rio

      That is apples audience, people who dont know about tech. People who don’t want to spend time configuring their devices, people who want simple.

      The world doesn’t revolve around you sadly, and not everyone has time to sit and play with the settings on their phone.

    • xda hackman

      @rio But you have time to troll….#youmadbro

  • SAM

    JUST GET THE NOTE!!
    FROM SAMMIE!!!
    GO SAMMIE!!!

  • Ron Mexico

    With all the bugs present in every new release of android I believe they rush it out in 8 months

  • Tom

    The funny thing is that the CyanogenMod folks will have it ready for phones in a fraction of that.

    So, if you have a phone that uses common components and open-source drivers (or headers, at least) you can have your 404 as soon as you want it.

    What we need is better communication about which phones satisfy those criteria. Locking at the CM website it is fairly easy to see which of last year’s phone meet those criteria, but what about this year’s phones?

  • Deli

    @Tom. You have to realize many of early CM releases for many devices sometimes lack some important features (Ie. Camera, GPS, wifi, Bluetooth, etc). They need the driver to be leaked to be able to make it work. Officials can’t have these things missing.

  • Jeff

    @Deli: You also have to realize that the devices lacking important features aren’t officially supported by CM. Of the ~70ish devices that are being officially supported by CM, the features are working if I’m not mistaken.

  • chall2k5

    thats no surprise

  • Louis

    Im running AOKP (android open kang project) with OS 4.0.4 and EVERYTHING WORKS fine. Oh sorry, i lied, theres a bug where i cant change the wallpaper of my lockscreen as they rushed it out (feature that doesnt come with the stock ICS boohoo)

    Yes i am on a galaxy nexus..but those devs make the stuff work within a week’s time and that is for a BUNCH of different devices and with MORE FEATURES than the original OS.

    Would this mean that the developers that work for the different manufacturers and operators are dummer than these people who ‘live off’ the money we donate to them?

  • Daniel AJ

    This is a huge time window when there are security relevant bugs. It gives criminals a lot of time to exploit them. Especially if there is an App that is part of the ROM and can not be removed by the end user, but the phone vendor does not release a bugfix for months.

  • LeDerp

    Im running AOKP (android open kang project) with OS 4.0.4 and EVERYTHING WORKS fine. Oh sorry, i lied, theres a bug where i cant change the wallpaper of my lockscreen as they rushed it out (feature that doesnt come with the stock ICS boohoo)

    Yes i am on a galaxy nexus..but those devs make the stuff work within a week’s time and that is for a BUNCH of different devices and with MORE FEATURES than the original OS.

    Would this mean that the developers that work for the different manufacturers and operators are dummer than these people who ‘live off’ the money we donate to them?

  • Deli

    @Jeff, you would be right for devices with official CM7 blessing (thus far).

  • Andy c

    Maybe Microsofts way is better. Give a set of strict hardware guidelines and your able to push software updates to all your phones in a six weeks instead of 6 months.

    will be interesting to see how timely microsofts updates are next year when multi core CPUs and higher res screens are introduced.

    • Anirask

      Only if the carriers go along with it and push out the updates.

      Thankfully the carriers in Canada have been but AT&T in the US hasn’t for some reason. The upshot is that when they do approve one eventually, all the updates that came before are approved too.

  • jr67

    This is what happens when the carriers control the platform.

  • A. Carmine

    – 8 Months to get to market
    – 8 Months for manufacturers to update
    – 1+ Year waiting for update on non-Nexus device
    – New version out before you receive update…

    Vicious cycle.

  • Dshroyer

    Thank goodness I use custom ROM’s on my Android. I have the latest build with tweaks from the top developers for a blazing fast experience.

  • JHK1984

    CM9 or die trying.