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Betrayal of Hype: Playing Fast and Loose with Release Dates Breeds Consumer Mistrust

Yesterday, Google launched Allo on the very last day of summer, just narrowly squeezing into their “Summer 2016” launch window. The product we got was compromised, and arguably doesn’t have a defined place in their product lineup, which raises the question of “Why was it launched now?” If Google had been upfront with us and come out...

Honor Promises Extensive Software Support from This Year Onwards

Honor is trying hard to win fans, and it certainly seems to be ticking the right boxes in our books. At first, there was the partnership with us to foster developer interest in Honor devices. And now, in a Google+ post by a spokesperson, Honor has promised extensive software support. The commitment from Honor is to...

Samsung: If You Release Multiple Variants, Please Focus on Equal and Parallel Support

New Galaxy S flagships are coming, and as is tradition this time of year, I feel like I must bring up an important issue that Samsung seems hesitant to fix -- their fragmentation. Even on their flagship line-ups, Samsung manages to split up its new phones into many variants, each updated separately, and in most cases,...

Opinion: Android Is Its Own Worst Enemy for Updates

XDA users are no doubt familiar with the common complaint on Android over the delays on updates reaching their phone. Users are often seen eagerly awaiting the latest security update to protect them from something like Stagefright, or waiting on the next point-revision to fix some AOSP bugs. And, once a year or so, users...

Microsoft Forgets Glasses and Mirror, Trashes Google

Microsoft is preparing a monumental release with Windows 10, and it could easily be one of the biggest developments in operating system history. The company’s track record in desktop OS releases saw a significant dip with Windows 8, but they did an impressive job in assembling a new strategy for this next big piece of...