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Android Updates

  • 26 November 2012
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I'm planning to get a Galaxy S3 next week when they come out and I know that Jelly Bean is on the way. Telus will be sending out updates soon so should I expect updates around the same time? Or does Koodo issue out their own updates seperate from Koodo?

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It is quite possible that Koodos model will release running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and if not it should come around the same time as Telus model. Koodo will not release any info on upcoming devices until usually the day or two before it is released. Be patient and make sure you are ready to purchase the Galaxy S3 on the day Koodo releases it because I believe it will sell out completely within a couple of days. - KID ANDROID. ( Team.Android.Canada).
Hopefully that is the case but since the update isn't publicly available yet and this had to be in the works for a few weeks I'm not expecting it. Thanks for the help though.
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Hopefully that is the case but since the update isn't publicly available yet and this had to be i...The Galaxy S3 has been updated to Jellybean all over the world already and some models of the S3 are sold running Jellybean so it depends what model they get at Koodo. - KID ANDROID. ( Team.Android.Canada)
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Koodo may take a while sometimes with their updates. However, i know my cousin who has it on Telus has gotten updates regularly so itmay be the same for Koodo.
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Phone companies don't dictate availability of updates. The OS guys do. When Jelly Bean is available you can get it. You don't have to wait for anyone.
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Phone companies don't dictate availability of updates. The OS guys do. When Jelly Bean is availab...where are you getting that from? Sorry but you are completely wrong, you have to wait for the company to build the update then they have to get the providers to each put their own bloatware into the update and approve it then it goes back to the company like Samsung or Motorola ect and they push the update out. The only updates that Google/Android do is for their Nexus line of devices. I don't understand where you got your info LairdC but like I said it is completely incorrect. - KID ANDROID. ( Team.Android.Canada)
If you want fast updates, get a Nexus device. Even the GS3 will be completely ignored in the not too distant future.
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If you want fast updates, get a Nexus device. Even the GS3 will be completely ignored in the not ...The Galaxy S3 will still get a few more years of updates at least and Nexus devices dont get updated forever,in fact the Nexus S has just been announced by Google to Not be recieving any more updates. - KID ANDROID (Team.Android.Canada)
If you want fast updates, get a Nexus device. Even the GS3 will be completely ignored in the not ...GS3 will get them at a snails pace. Nexus S came out at the same time as Galaxy S. GS has remained at version 2.3 while Nexus S stopped at 4.1.1. Major difference there. Watch as GS3 is completely ignored when GS4 comes out next year.
If you want fast updates, get a Nexus device. Even the GS3 will be completely ignored in the not ...Agree with Nomikos here, GS3 may get another year worth of updates then stick a fork in er she is done. Not cost effective for Samsung to keep updating their bajillion handsets to the latest and greatest Android OS. Samsung has your money, there is little reason for them to push out updates when it doesn't actually give that large of a return on investment. A huge portion of the Android user base has no idea the difference between Froyo, Gingerbread, ICS, JB, etc... they just want a phone they can surf the net and do whatever they do, project butter, 3d camera, hell even downloading a launcher eludes most of the user base. Its difficult to see that when you live and breathe Android. Nexus is the only real option to be guaranteed longer term updates. Not being negative - android is my platform of choice and will be going ahead in the future.
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If you want fast updates, get a Nexus device. Even the GS3 will be completely ignored in the not ...The hardware is reaching a level now though that devices will be updated much longer than in the past. The Android OS has made huge technical advances in very little time and the older devices were not worth updating. The high end devices should get 2 years of updates so the Galaxy S3 has like a year and a half or so of updates to go Id say. Many companys are still just getting the Galaxy S3 around the world so its still got a long life ahead of it. Personally I have the unlocked international version of the Galaxy Note 2 and will only buy unlocked versions that are not tied to a carrier because you get updates at least a month or two ahead of any carrier branded version in the world and not long after Google releases it to their Nexus lines. - KID ANDROID
If you want fast updates, get a Nexus device. Even the GS3 will be completely ignored in the not ...Its not horsepower or raw processing power that is in question here. It is the products that a company puts out in a year. This year how many phones has Samsung unleashed? 20+ at a minimum. Hardware power does not enter this equation, hardware nuances do. From Samsung's point of view someone who buys an Ace is the same as a GS3, or Note 2, they have your money, and you will not be giving Samsung any further money related to your phone. Back to the 20+ phones this year - take a step back and think of running a support team for each of these phones and running a software development team for each of the major architectures.. The GS2 vs Skyrocket vs. Hercules(all under S2 moniker in some capacity) all have wildly different hardware. A team that is familliar with Qualcomm vs Exynos is required for these phones, just for the CPU. Take into consideration the Glide Captivate which uses a Tegra based processor... all of these require specific developers/time to push out an update. This then needs to trickle out to carriers whom then need to approve software for their phones, etc etc... I know from working in hardware programming/development for a number of years that you require specialists to work on specific hardware. Why would you dedicate teams to working on 60+ phones over a 2 year duty cycle when you can just dump those resources into making the latest and greatest phone on the market? Which is exactly what these companies are doing. Look at the sheer number of flagship phones LG has let die a horrible death with no promise of any future updates.
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If you want fast updates, get a Nexus device. Even the GS3 will be completely ignored in the not ...They're narrowing down models by not releasing as many models of a given device like they did with the S2. Hardware has alot to do with which devices get updated and they do look after the highend phones much more. Look at the Galaxy Ace, it didnt see even an ICS update when there were other high end phones that got released at that time that got updated to ICS and they will also be updated to JB.Your experience of Android really depends on if you get a low end device like the Galaxy Ace or a highend device like the Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note series, it makes a huge difference.Samsung looks after their highend devices and Ive always gotten the updates and now Samsung has made a promise to customers to take updates more seriously and get them out in a more timely manner, and they have stuck to their promise by being the first company to start updating their phones. I will only buy Samsung as they are the only company who has shown that they fix their issues.That and they innovate faster then any company and they have the money to pay for all those programers to roll out many updates.- KID ANDROID (Team.Android.Canada) And LG is garbage and you cant even compare them to Samsung at all.
If you want fast updates, get a Nexus device. Even the GS3 will be completely ignored in the not ...Am done here, you can't seem to comprehend my argument about not making financial sense for a company. Hardware was not on the menu of what I attempted to discuss, its personnel and resources and where to direct those. Difference in perspective perhaps? Managing people/using resources/looking at what makes financial sense is part of my daily routine. Guess you just don't have the perspective nor experience to factor in the business sense with resources. Unsure how many posts i've typed and deleted, none of them terribly nice. Only answer is time will tell and I know I am right that the GS3 may see 4.2, and definitely won't see 4.3 or 5.0, whichever number they decide to settle in for Key Lime Pie(or whatever K dessert they come up with). Hint - hardware is not the factor its all economics. Asus holds the crown for being the fastest to get updates to their customers as well, FWIW. Nexus 4 garbage? I am sure most of the internet would disagree with you.
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If you want fast updates, get a Nexus device. Even the GS3 will be completely ignored in the not ...The S3 would continue to get updates past 4.2. the Nexus S won't receive the 4.2 update. The SIIX may get the 4.2 update and beyond. LG has been know to put out garbage phones. Myself, I am a Samsung User. That aside, I think the Nexus 4 has been getting great reviews.
If you want fast updates, get a Nexus device. Even the GS3 will be completely ignored in the not ...Good answer to end the argument. ^
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If you want fast updates, get a Nexus device. Even the GS3 will be completely ignored in the not ...The S3 will get updates well past 4.2 and at least the 5.0 keylime pie. I get your arguement but I completly disagree and you might know about whatever you saidbin relations to this convo but you obviously dont know how Samsung works and you arnt hearing what im saying about Samsung. They arnt worried about updating their low end devices and ppl who know how Samsung works know this. So its not costing them to update 30 devices because they only update their top lines which are the Galaxy S2 which is getting JB soon and the Galaxy Note series which the original Galaxy Note is getting JB soon also. To have ppl continue to buy their top end devices they have to make sure that ppl see the older models getting updated or they wont invest the money so its not money wasted. I just completely diagree with you but it doesnt mean Im not getting what your saying. I live Samsung and have convos with them all the time and read every piece of literature I get my hands on about them and I know how they work and why they do what they do. - KID ANDROID (Team.Android.Canada)
If you want fast updates, get a Nexus device. Even the GS3 will be completely ignored in the not ...S3 may get Key Lime Pie, but it will be 6 months after the S4 comes out. They don't care one bit for previous model devices whether they be high end or low end. These S3 and other similar high end devices are for the here and now kind of people. Great device here and now, lots of functionality but after 1 year, are completely forgotten when the next high end device comes out. The Nexus devices may not be the most advanced on the market, but they do have interesting features and are updated almost instantly the next version of Android is released. The Nexus devices have 2 year lifespand for updates and those updates are quick and regular.
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If you want fast updates, get a Nexus device. Even the GS3 will be completely ignored in the not ...The LG looks really nice but we'll have to wait to see if there are any more issues other than the ear speaker cracking and popping on a bunch of them. I hope it all works out for the device though. The best part of the Nexus 4 is that LG wont be looking after the updates for it lol.-KID ANDROID