Mobile phone makers and telecommunication companies officially announced to guarantee correspondence to "Android OS" version upgrade

Although Android terminals are popularized at a pace of 400 thousand units per day, it has gained high popularity, but what is extremely bothersome for users is "If the latest version of Android OS is released, will the update be provided to existing terminalIn that point.

From Android 1.6 to 2.1, like Sony Ericsson 's Xperia (SO - 01 B) which domestic sales started in April last yearCompatible with multi-touchAfter doing itUpdate to the latest Android 2.3 is decidedSome terminals may have some terminals, such as Sharp's "IS01 (above picture)" and "LYNX (SH-10B)", some terminals are announced of censoring of updates in about six months after being released.

Although there are many people buying it for two years, it will be very significant whether or not an update will take place, but guidelines that guarantee that mobile phone makers and telecom companies will respond to OS version upgrades Announced that it will formulate. Details are as below.
Official Google Blog: Android: momentum, mobile and more at Google I / O

According to Google's official blog, the company has been upgrading Android OS every time the newest functions are realized by technological innovation for the past two and half years, but the latest function can be used only in the latest terminal He seems to think that it is a problem.

And in order to solve this problem, each company including manufacturers and telecommunication companies subscribed to the group "Open Handset Alliance" organized to promote the development of Android formed in 2007 released a new version of Android OS We announced that they will collaborate in order to formulate guidelines on how quickly existing terminals will be updated if they are done.

We are also welcoming entry of other companies at Verizon, HTC, Samsung, Sprint, Sony Ericsson, LG Electronics, T-mobile, Vodafone, Motorola, AT & T. In addition, participating companies announced jointly that they will provide updates to the latest Android OS for the 18 months since each device was originally released.

Although further details are undecided at this time, it is a very encouraging talk that "OS is updated properly". Although it is worrisome that only Sony Ericsson can be called Japanese company among participating manufacturers and telecommunication companies, in order to become unnecessary to worry about whether or not to provide updates, future developments I would like to watch over you.

in Mobile, Posted by darkhorse_log