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Update says 2.3.15 which is Android 2.2

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BShadow, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. BShadow

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    For anyone else that gets confused - The update came down only mentioning 2.3.15. When it finished, in 'About Phone', it says System version: 2.3.15 and farther down, Android: 2.2
     

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    I don't know why Motorola/Verizon decided to call their update 2.3.15.

    The OS itself is Android 2.2. There's no such thing as Android 2.3.
     
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    Yeah, 2.3.15 is Motorola's build number, while the Android version is of course, still 2.2.

    Curious naming decision, for sure.
     
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    It's system version 2.2 and software version 2.3.15.
     
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    Well, there has to be version tracking for Motorola's internal builds of the product. They can't just call it "2.2" and expect all of their developers/support personnel/end users receiving incremental upgrades to have all of that versioning hidden from them.

    Probably a little unfortunate that the version numbers are so close to 2.2 - might have done better to start it with 2.2 and build their sub-versions off that, but it's surprising how hard it is to change how you version your products once you've started and implemented a versioning system. I'm guessing they started with Version <something> and have just been incrementing ever since without a whole lot of choice in how it's handled.
     

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