tedleaf, 11 Feb 2018Well with googles "new" idea (suggested by some of us 10+ years ago !!) of triple partitions,i... morelet me correct you a bit. project treble allow users to install stock image taken from google's leaked universal android img (you can grab now on xda, and can be flashed to all project treble compatible device, just like how windows iso work). granted, you'll need to unlock the bootloader, but no other system tamper are needed.
Micromax canvas pulse 4G E451 plzzzzz available updates time to time this phone... 😡
Well with googles "new" idea (suggested by some of us 10+ years ago !!) of triple partitions,it makes it so simple that it takes away many of the excuses of makers for not updating,with a partition for andriod itself,partition for makers drivers and skins and third partition for users data,this applies to both types of updates,os and security,also makes flashing roms a lot ser and more convenient,if your device is rootable of course..
As a by product of the new partitioning system,it also does away with many of the excuses/reasons that google insisted were the reason fot doing away with msd cards !!
Techfan21, 11 Feb 2018In Android, serious respect to Xiaomi for nearly Apple levels of software supportHome launcher updates and software updates are different things...
Techfan21, 11 Feb 2018In Android, serious respect to Xiaomi for nearly Apple levels of software supportXiaomi's software support to older devices DO NOT count, because they don't upgrade Android version, they only upgrade MIUI to MIUI 9.
Those devices on Android 4.4 will be forever stuck on Android 4.4, only MIUI upgrade to 9.
Techfan21, 11 Feb 2018In Android, serious respect to Xiaomi for nearly Apple levels of software supportAlthough they provide their MIUI for a good extent of time, android version is not updated. Forget about android version, the security patches are a must.
Definitely not possible to support to device for three years with manufacturers adopting planned obsolescence.
if the phone had a better hardware like the galaxy s8, s8+ and note 8, why not to offer even a 4 years support. so it costs more expensives in certain regions.
In Android, serious respect to Xiaomi for nearly Apple levels of software support
if the phones had a better hardware like galaxy s8, s8+ and note 8. why not for 4years.
it costs heavily in certain regions.
Nokia super fan, 11 Feb 2018Laptop are the most reliable source we can get. But now, our phones is the lite version if a l... morethere are many things phone can't do:
1. running netbeans or eclipse ide
2. running visual studio
3. virtual box, vmware, etc
4. android studio
thats why i have never spent more than $300 to buy stup!d phones
Don Alex, 11 Feb 201810 years old laptop can be updated on win 10,but 1 year old smartphone of many companies can't... moreLaptop are the most reliable source we can get. But now, our phones is the lite version if a laptop which almost copies what the laptop does. However, there's one thing in the technology hall of fame that a phone does not function of what the laptop does????
10 years old laptop can be updated on win 10,but 1 year old smartphone of many companies can't.That is ridiculous.Also many mid-range smartphones are expensive from mid-range laptops,and still, guess what, laptops received updates.
It's updated for as long as it's maximally profitable for the manufacturers, period.
Android should become more like Windows, easy to install on any configuration, with a bit o limitations like newest version of Android not supporting older components etc. The flashable zip should have drivers for any components. Let's be real, there aren't that many kinds.