Originally Posted by informale
What is the point of not releasing update for i7500 supposedly in order to protect the upcoming new phones form competition, but releasing 2.0/2.1 for Spica? Galaxy is no match for the upcoming monsters on Snapdragon, and marketing people may play with this fact; but i5700 with more memory and an arguably faster processor is!
The point is that these devices (i mean android phones) need to be updated and supported for a long time. This is valid for samsung and every other company that produces android phones!
You cant think to sell a phone and update it for just one year and then stop supporting it because you have to sell another!
If samsung (or htc, motorola, google, who you want) is going to use this policy will be a failure for Android.
Whats the point in having such a powerful very-modular opensource framework like Android if you have to change your device to get the latest version?
Galaxy is my first Android device and despite everything im very satisfied with it, but no long term support is something i cant live without.
If android device producers wont offer this i will not use their products anymore, and i dont think i would be the only one