Google’s Android Update Alliance: Overpromise, underdeliver.

Last May (2011) Google, along with it’s partner’s promised the following:

So today we’re announcing that a founding team of industry leaders, including many from the Open Handset Alliance, are working together to adopt guidelines for how quickly devices are updated after a new platform release, and also for how long they will continue to be updated. The founding partners are Verizon, HTC, Samsung, Sprint, Sony Ericsson, LG, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Motorola and AT&T, and we welcome others to join us. To start, we’re jointly announcing that new devices from participating partners will receive the latest Android platform upgrades for 18 months after the device is first released, as long as the hardware allows…and that’s just the beginning. Stay tuned for more details.

Reality check:
Current Distribution of the Android OS.

2,9% of all Android devices are on ICS, which was announced on October, 19th 2011.

2,9%. After almost 6 months. What. The. Hell.

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