Jason Perlow of ZDNet has had it with Android.
Sometimes you just have to know when to throw in the towel.
how Google loosely manages its ecosystem and has allowed the platform to mutate and fragment and permit its OEMs and Carriers to abandon its users by not providing timely updates to their handsets and tablets has made my blood boil.
Motorola has promised for months to update the balance of its 2011 and 2012 handset lineup to Ice Cream Sandwich, but has of yet failed to deliver any such updates except for on the Motorola Xoom tablet, which is a Google Experience and developer reference device.
And in the case of Samsung, there have been a number of bugfix iterations released for Ice Cream Sandwich by Google, none of which have been deployed to the Verizon Galaxy Nexus so far.
Samsung’s update record across their entire handset and tablet product line has been almost as abysmal as Motorola’s.
So the bottom line is, as a consumer, how much is one willing to tolerate this? If someone like me who is an astute observer of the industry has to do such intense research on which Android device to buy based on the potential for ongoing support and then ends up getting burned in the process, what is the average consumer to do?
I’m simply sick to death of putting up with all of these issues that seem to have no end in sight.
All this from a guy who is known in the open-source community for being a very vocal advocate of the movement. Pretty scathing.