|AT&T, Google duke it out over who causes Android upgrade delays|
|By Thom Holwerda on 2012-05-08 17:55:28|
|This is fun. The number one iOS carrier duking it out with the company behind the world's most popular smartphone operating system. Last month, Google's lead for the Android Open Source Project, Jean-Baptiste Queru, more or less blamed carriers (see comments) for Android's upgrade woes. Yesterday, AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson retaliated, blaming Google for the delays. And yes, Google already responded to that, too.|
|too many phones|
|By graig on 2012-05-13 15:07:27|
funny they are all blaming each other, but in actuality they are all to blame. too many hands in the cookie jar. |
too many handsets for google alone to test. too many handsets for the vendors to care about, once they sold the phone they don't care about if you like it after that. And then the carriers want to test the phone out. because they have to deal with all the problems created by buggy software. they don't want to have to replace everyones phones because google didn't test it with every phone.
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|RE: It's clearly the fault of both|
|By zima on 2012-05-15 23:46:06|
> First to Thom, there is nothing "low" about a mobile phone carrier, it's just a collection of people, some rich, some not, doing their jobs |
> I just don't buy into this idea of companies being "bad". They are just organizations attempting to maximize profits for their own gain, the point of capitalism. [...]
I don't deny for a second that these companies do things we don't like
That's essentially the old functionalism vs. intentionalism debate ...only you seem to take it beyond the former - arguing also that, when structural mechanisms result in something "bad" ...we shouldn't even consider it bad (or low, etc.) at all.
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