I think its safe to say that the delayed Android updates from Motorola have upset more than just a few of you, right? The lack of updates combined with the lack of information regarding them has certainly soured many T-Mobile customers and Motorola customers on purchasing from the company in the future. Much like Samsung went through with the Behold II, it seems as though Android users are at the mercy of the carrier and the manufacturer. Well HTC has perhaps taken a little bit of a proactive approach with Eric Lin, one of their PR gurus speaking to Pocket-Link at a recent mobile convention.
“It takes time to port all of our applications over to Froyo and then make sure that it is running well on each of our devices. That’s not like a one-week kind of project. We need to make sure that our applications are taking advantage of the Froyo features. To make sure that they’re all running properly on the OS now that it’s a new version. And then to make sure that it’s running on our hardware as well as we expect”
I think we can expect a little bit of a delay from the time Google releases code and the time manufacturers make it fit on their devices. However, what’s really upsetting and what Motorola Cliq and Samsung Behold II users have learned the hard way is not the delay it takes to release the update, but rather the lack of communication regarding it. Carriers and manufacturers themselves would do themselves some good to take on a more proactive approach in discussing future updates. We’re not asking for time frames that might not able to me bet or features that might not work in the end but a little public relations love can go a long way. Something to think about anyway.
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