Samsung has just distributed the worst news of this Ice Cream
Sandwich upgrade cycle: the popular Galaxy S smartphone that sold
10 million units last year and the 7-inch Galaxy Tab tablet won’t
be upgraded to Android 4.0. The company’s argument is that they
lack sufficient RAM and ROM to run the new OS alongside TouchWiz
and other “experience-enhancing” software.
Android is not a single platform. It’s a common foundation upon which platforms can be built.
Update: I like this reformulation from “Relative Sanity” on Twitter: “It’s a development platform, not a computing platform. That’s why tech commentators can’t see the difference.”
★ Friday, 23 December 2011