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2011-11-26 11:10 PM
I totally agree with you, I am there too. I know what it takes for a company to release something on a global scale. Its not like we are working only for a single country. Every country, every carrier has its own requirement so tests are needed for every single one of them. The results go to the dev team the dev fix, send it to the test team, cpu load measurements, ram usage, memory leaks, stability, compliance blah blah blah how they do it in a few months is awesome ... They probably skipped some tests
2011-11-26 11:11 PM
Maybe, but SE's focus would surely be for forthcoming devices, not current ones. They have 2 new devices in the pipeline and that's where the effort would be I think.
2011-11-26 11:19 PM
yes they will focus on new devices but they should release the update prior to releasing the new phones, so they can work out the bugs, it will be a win win plus the new Xperias will be able to do a lot more than the current line up, if not then what's the point on releasing new phones
2011-11-26 11:30 PM
Yes Uli, the update will come, but as you can imagine, the xperia source code is getting merged with the ICS source code. so the SE components like drivers, UI, HW specific stuffs, BSPs etc are getting updated to match the new ICS OS. so they need to make sure all these things are working. They are ironing the bugs with the test platform and at the same time the model specific BSPs are getting updated and tested. so there is a lot of work running around. then finally when everything seems okay, configure it for country specific flashing. Flash and test. this goes on and on... so it is understandable if they take 3 months ...
2011-11-26 11:37 PM
I don't claim to know the details, but Samsung is the Nexus partner for ICS and I don't think they would be happy if Google share the source with SE until the Nexus is launched. I think we all know about the news of the x86 optimizations for ICS. It turns out Intel never had the source code access for ICS until ICS was added to the AOSP. I think the same applies to SE.
2011-11-26 11:59 PM
I think Google works closer than we think with SE since they been implementing the extra buttons so they could've release the Xperia Play and other things, but we might never know
2011-11-27 12:34 AM
SE were right to say no to a Nexus phone. The whole idea of creating preferred partners which release a "special" Google phone is against the whole concept of openness that Google likes to mouth-off that it is so good at.
Besides, I don't want an ugly Google logo plastered over my phone, and as said elsewhere do not want to worship the evil Google empire. One large company gaining too much power over a product ecosystem is never good for consumers in the long-run.
2011-11-27 12:35 AM
well said. Some of these guys just don't understand the work involved and the pressured situation that Google have put the handset vendors in.