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How Samsung Just Screwed Over About 10 Million
Of Its Android Phone Customers
Dec. 23, 2011
Today Samsung announced that its line of Galaxy S phones, one of the most popular
Android phone models of 2010, will not get Google's latest version of Android,
Ice Cream Sandwich.
That means ~10 million people who bought the phone are going to be stuck on
the outdated version 2.3 Gingerbread (or 2.2 Froyo in many cases) until they
decide to drop more cash on a new phone.
As Google continues to stick with its kumbaya message that Android should remain
free and open for anyone to use anyway they please, its users are getting shafted.
They have no guarantee that they'll get updates as Google issues them unless
they buy a Google-approved Nexus device.