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Google Can't Ignore the Android Update Problem Any Longer 379

Posted by Soulskill
from the i-bet-they-can dept.
An anonymous reader writes: An editorial at Tom's Hardware makes the case that Google's Android fragmentation problem has gotten too big to ignore any longer. Android 5.0 Lollipop and its successor 5.1 have seen very low adoption rates — 9.0% and 0.7% respectively. Almost 40% of users are still on KitKat. 6% lag far behind on Gingerbread and Froyo. The article points out that even Microsoft is now making efforts to both streamline Windows upgrades and adapt Android (and iOS) apps to run on Windows.

If Google doesn't adapt, "it risks having users (slowly but surely) switch to more secure platforms that do give them updates in a timely manner. And if users want those platforms, OEMs will have no choice but to switch to them too, leaving Google with less and less Android adoption." The author also says OEMs and carriers can no longer be trusted to handle operating system updates, because they've proven themselves quite incapable of doing so in a reasonable manner.

Comment: Re:Draw The Pedophile (Score 1) 1059

by Plumpaquatsch (#49619861) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

Comment: Re:Suicide mission (Score 1) 1059

by Plumpaquatsch (#49619687) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas
Wouldn't it be fun if a video popped up that showed these "gunmen" were just driving by protesting, and the guards riddled them with bullets, and the guy who got hurt shot his own foot?

Remember, before the video showed up, the official story was that the South Carolina cop shot in self-defence, even so the victim had 6 bullet holes in the back. And before they identified McVeigh, everybody claimed it was Teh Muslims that bombed in Oklahoma City?

Comment: Re:Those terrorist sucks (Score 1) 1059

by Plumpaquatsch (#49619615) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

The whole purpose of this contest was to attract a Jihadi to shoot.

Yeah, 'cause there's no way this could have been about free speech!

If this had been about Free Speech, they wouldn't have invited as guest a guy who wants to ban books. Or rather one book. Free Speech that doesn't include the speech of others is bullshit.

Comment: Re:Looks like the prophet's gunmen (Score 1) 1059

by Plumpaquatsch (#49619465) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

Less weapons, less deaths.

Really? Or do you want to ignore the fact of the low murder rate in easy to legally get a gun Plano, Texas (.4 per 100,000) and the highest murder rate in the hard to legally get a gun city of Detroit (54.6 per 100,000)?

http://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/2tghp5/the_truth_about_guns_in_america_number_one_with_a/

I actually live a few miles from plano texas and i can say that the main reason why it is such a low number is because it is an upper middle to upper class suburban type city. it has nothing to do with the amount of guns it has to do with the amount of poverty because poverty usually equals more crime. More to the point, he makes it sound like plano is the biggest gun central in the nation, sure texas is probably the state with the most guns but i dont see plano as being the city that has more guns than any other suburban areas of the like in the south.

Comment: Re:Looks like the prophet's gunmen (Score 1) 1059

by Plumpaquatsch (#49619411) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

After the Paris "Charlie Hebdo" shooting, it was obvious that such an event, in Texas, would be well protected against similar attacks. Isn't that attack another proof that fanaticism == stupidity?

Of course even gun nuts themselves proved you needed to really protect something well to prevent an attack: “Charlie Hebdo Shooting Sim Shows More Than One Gun Is Needed” (or in other words, it takes at least "two of the gun enthusiasts at the event [...] to stop even one shooter")

Oh, well, goes to show that two amateur terrorists without the hint of actual training are no match for a couple of professional security guards. They would have fared better at a gun show, probably.

Comment: Re:This is great news! (Score 2) 179

by Plumpaquatsch (#49605195) Attached to: NASA Gets Its Marching Orders: Look Up! Look Out!

I've read the remarks about the current climate change argument, but personally I think that needs to be under NOAA or other climate related institution. NASA needs to get back to what it was designed to do: Push the boundries of Space Exploration.

Any of the climate related satellites have a huge selection of launch capabilities, and do not need the umbrella of NASA to launch.

Sure. Until the next bill tells NOAA not to send satellites up, because they don't have "Space" in their name. Anything involving both "Space" and "Atmosphere" are to be done by private enterprise to save tax money.

Comment: Re:Is it the phone or the stupid stuff installed o (Score 1) 484

neither I nor any of my many friends running iPhones are having the sorts of issues he's describing...

Or they have found out the things (for example specific apps, settings or usage patterns) that make iPhone unstable and have just learned to avoid them.

Ahh, so when Android seems more unstable, it's just because Android users are too stupid to find the apps that make it so?

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