Skip to main content
Accessibility Resource Center Skip to main content
Have a phone you love? Get up to $500 when you bring your phone.
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Google Cracks Down, Tightens Up Android
smithtadam
Member
0 Likes
Re: Google Cracks Down, Tightens Up Android
Tidbits
Sr. Leader

It has always been enforced, and only now it's being publicized.  This is why when an update happens every manufacturer and carrier has to include Google, and state they have to bring the update by Google.

0 Likes
Re: Google Cracks Down, Tightens Up Android
Droidbotics
Member
Finally Google is taking steps to make a more uniform system. I couldn't agree more, this hold OS thing has caused problems with customers getting the lastest updates. Campaines such as Verizon and Samuang has been enagaging in unfair practices like this for years. The whole Bing partnership, confused people, why was VZ even including competitor softawre in a Android device? Google probably lost revenue due to Verizon putting its on twist on things. Hopefully the carriers will stick to offering data, and leave developing software to Google.
0 Likes
Re: Google Cracks Down, Tightens Up Android
nickjr
Novice
Amen to that....
0 Likes
Re: Google Cracks Down, Tightens Up Android
Tidbits
Sr. Leader

 


Droidbotics wrote:
Finally Google is taking steps to make a more uniform system. I couldn't agree more, this hold OS thing has caused problems with customers getting the lastest updates. Campaines such as Verizon and Samuang has been enagaging in unfair practices like this for years. The whole Bing partnership, confused people, why was VZ even including competitor softawre in a Android device? Google probably lost revenue due to Verizon putting its on twist on things. Hopefully the carriers will stick to offering data, and leave developing software to Google.

Have any proof of that.  Google has to approve the update to even go through.  If the carrier and manufacturer like the update Google can say no from the start.  There has ALWAYS been that stipulation within the ToU people have to sign if they want to manufacturer an Android device.  Only now it's being publicized.

 

0 Likes
Re: Google Cracks Down, Tightens Up Android
smithtadam
Member

'...The whole Bing partnership, confused people, why was VZ even including competitor softawre in a Android device?...'

 

The answer is money....$500 milion worth:

 

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/microsoft-buys-search-distribution-from-verizon-and-dell/

 

 

0 Likes